- Apr 23, 2012
Hi, I have 6 new baby chicks that are 5 weeks old. They are in a nursery we built with their Rhode Island Red mom. When should I let them out with my other chickens? Mine have free range of my big yard and are locked in their coop at night. I have let mom and babies out of the nursery after I have locked up everyone else. I left one hen that is very friendly out with mom and chicks, but my mother hen attacked her because she got too close to her babies. I have 2 roosters and 9 other hens. Just want to keep everyone safe! Looking forward to replies! I adore my chickens! Thank you.