Momma and chicks in the coop?

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

  1. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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