Hen with an 11 week chick?

jujub41482

Chirping
6 Years
Jun 29, 2013
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Missouri
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Hey all,

I have a Barred Rock who went broody on me with fake eggs. While she was broody, I introduced a 7 week old chick to the flock. I tried to break her of her broodiness by getting rid of the fake eggs, but instead, she took the 7 week old as her chick. The chick is now 11 weeks old.

Anyone know how long this bond might last? Is 11 weeks a little too old to still be by mom's side?
 

YardFullPeeps

Hatching
5 Years
Oct 2, 2014
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Well, Not really. I've had lots of chicks stay with their mother till well. She'll abandon it after awhile. Just let them stay together. If you separate them with such a strong bond she'll be distressed and depressed. Just leave them be.
 

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