How Old Will Her Chicks Have to Be...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepinglaura, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old will my hen's babies have to be before I can take her and her brood back to our general chicken population? I was assuming around 6-8 weeks? I assume roos generally don't try to mate with something that doesn't lay yet? Our rooster left our other pullets alone until just before they became fertile.

    Thanks,

    Laura
     
  2. peepinglaura

    peepinglaura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add that I have introduced chicks to my flock before (I waited till they were older and did it gradually), but I'm wondering how the dynamic changes with a mama hen involved.

    Thanks,

    Laura
     

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