How long will a momma be super protective over chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicksnducks, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Songster

    Apr 16, 2007
    Durant OK
    I got a momma and two babies at a chicken auction and boy is she protective ...bordering mean! when should I separate her and the babies? how long will she be so protective? she had my 12 girls all piled in the corner ......scared of her.....
  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    I would think you should separate her until the chicks are older. She is being introduced to a new "clan" while trying to raise babies, she has been introduced and that alone changes the pecking order, etc. She is probably being superprotective because of the changes and stress, I bet she would relax of she could care for them on her own, then introduce her back to the group, IMHO!
    Good Luck.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2007

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