HOW and When DO YOU INTRODUCE YOUR baby CHICKS TO THE FLOCK...........

chickgirl8313

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Aug 30, 2010
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I have a mother still sitting nest of 6 eggs and its been over a week since one has hatched ... i do not know if i should remove them and put them all with the regular flock.....and if i do how did you do it .. i dont want to hurt the babies moving them .. thanks
babies are a week old .. i have 6 girls 1 roo........
 

chickgirl8313

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Aug 30, 2010
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I guess i should be more informative.. the sitter is a raised from egg 1 1.5 year old great mother .. she was able to breed 2 babies.. she is in the garage in a huge bin with her nest her babies and food and water she jumps out to poo daily ... she still has 6 eggs under her and i do not know if they will hatch for i do not hear chirps or what not but they were not layed at same time this was natural and we got a few hitchikers
but anywho she has now hatched 5 2 lived and the rest it has been a week since anything but she doesnt seem to want to leave the nest......I also have another new sitter in the coop where the other 5 girls all owned over a year very well chickens but the rooster that is new and was aggresive untill he got his leg caught a week ago...The new babies are 1 week old and should i introduce them to flock or wait .. thank you so much for help ......
 

Evelle

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Apr 27, 2011
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i would wait until the hatched get fullly feathered.
then at night just put them with mom in coop.
 

chickgirl8313

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Aug 30, 2010
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That sounds like a good idea .. i dont know what im gonna do when the new ones hatch in 2 weeks ....wonder if i can put them all together under one momma... interesting lol
 

Evelle

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8 Years
Apr 27, 2011
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Yeah I don't see why not they won't be to far off from age. If she's a good mom she should take them under her wing
 

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