Momma and chicks in the coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Corey NC, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    I have a BO Momma Hen and her five 6 week old babies, 3 BOs, 2 crossbreed batams. They are really starting to become a handful in the house and I'd like to put them in the coop, (20 standard hens and a roo). I am worried about the other chickens attacking the babies once Momma pushes them away. I am also worried about momma getting them in to the coop at night as there is a ramp, also how could I do the feed?

    Here is a few pics of my coop, the larger pen is usually closed unless I am home.

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/chichirme/000_0041.jpg

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/chichirme/000_0027.jpg

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/chichirme/000_0043.jpg

    http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y201/chichirme/100_0449.jpg


    Edit: The hen and her chick have free-ranged together and they were great, mother was very protective.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2007

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