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Hens and babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lovethoseeggs, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. lovethoseeggs

    lovethoseeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    First time poster but have been lurking for a while.

    I currently have two momma hens seperated one with 3 chicks the other with 2 chicks. DH built a hutch for me yesterday for babies and momma.

    Would it be safe to put the hens and babies together in the hutch? Or should I keep them seperated? The chicks were hatched on Wednesday 7/2.

    With the lurking I've been doing I have learned a lot from everyone here.

    Thanks

    Wanda
     
  2. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
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    I think it would be ok to try putting them together, keep an eye and see what they do. A little pecking is ok, as long as it is not real aggressive and long lasting!
     
  3. lovethoseeggs

    lovethoseeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for helping me out. Will probably try moving them tomorrow when the rain is suppose to stop.
     
  4. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mamas and chicks prefer to be together. The mamas help each other out. Sometimes they share their nests and sleeping spots as well. Even if the chicks are different ages. I think they feel safer together.
    Blessings,
    Amy J.
     

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