how far do babies wander from their mama

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sabrina24, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Sabrina24

    Sabrina24 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2015
    We have had chickens for 2 years now but we have always gotten them at 4-8 months old. Our BA is on day 17 on 6 eggs and I'm getting excited but nervous! I'm mostly nervous about the chicks being outside. When I asked at our feed store when the mom takes them out they told me about 2 weeks old, but on here I heard 3-5 days old. We are leaving for a 3 day trip when they are only 5 days old and I would hate to have something happen to them while we are gone. I know the mom's are usually great at keeping them close but I'm curious what other's experiences have been. Also, the coop door is about 2 feet off the ground with a 2x4 to get up. It has 2x4 'steps' on it. Will the chicks be able to navigate this or should we widen it?

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