is this the right time?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bluefeather2697, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. bluefeather2697

    bluefeather2697 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my hen is rearing 7 6week old chicks.

    this hen is a very broody type. she laid an EGG this morning! :eek:

    im worried about her chicks, she will be broody probably by next week.

    will i separate her chicks? will she peck them?
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She'll be fine if she's been rearing them this long. She will peck at them as she attempts to wean them (but will probably still let them sleep with her at night for a while longer)
     

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