How long to wait before removing from mother hen?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by clavesd, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. clavesd

    clavesd In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2011
    I just had 4 baby chciks hatch. How long do I wait before removing them from underneath mother hen?
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    There really isn't a reason to remove them. My mama hen raised her chicks in the coop with the rest of the chickens. They are now 6 weeks old and full fledged members of the flock. I have another broody setting a clutch in the coop now. Barring unforseen complications, she will raise them in the coop, just like her sister did.

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