How long to keep with Mama?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by anniemyth, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. anniemyth

    anniemyth In the Brooder

    Nov 14, 2007
    Clark county, Indiana
    Ok, guys how long do I keep mother and babies confined to the dog kennel away from the rest of the chickens? Should I let the door open and will she keep the kids safe?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    As long as she doesn't have too many kids, she can keep them safe from the others. Most birds won't bother a broody, but it will depend on your flock dynamics.

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