Hen with an 11 week chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jujub41482, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. jujub41482

    jujub41482 Chirping

    Jun 29, 2013
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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?
  2. YardFullPeeps

    YardFullPeeps Hatching

    Oct 2, 2014
    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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