Is It Safe to Let Baby Chicks in with Adults?

JPinVT

Songster
9 Years
Apr 29, 2010
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Yup!
At least, it's working just fine for me, my broody phoenix, and her 14 chicks:


Snacking on cracked corn with daddy - the splash cochin.


The rest of the flock just ignores them. Even my dogs know better than to even look in the same direction as the chicks, or Emmy will come running to kick some butt!
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
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Quote:How I read it too. All my broodies have raised the chicks in the coop with the flock, where they belong.

To the OP - Pretty chickens, cute chicks.
 

yadaguhtoo

Songster
8 Years
Jun 14, 2011
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Washington State
I was also wondering if this is okay. I am also curious if you have two hens that have hatched out babies ( like I do right now ) can all be together or if the hens will fight over the chicks.It wuld be a lot easier to care for them if they are all in the same area. One set of chicks are 3 weeks old and the other are 2 weeks old.
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
12 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
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SW Arkansas
Quote:I've had more than one broody with chicks at a time. They keep their chicks pretty close to them. I've never seen the "not the mommy" do more than give a little peck to the other hens chicks for getting too close.
 

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