Moving hen and babies

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tinakevin, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a rir hen with 2 bantam babies. Last week I moved them (momma and babies) out of the coop because I felt like the others were a little too rough on the babies. Is it possible to move them back into the coop since they r a little bigger and I think momma hen has gotten used to them or will the other hens in the house still go after the babies.
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it is possible. The other hens will still go after the chicks, but now the chicks are older they have a better chance of avoiding danger. Close observation will be necessary. Pecks are normal; as long as the other hens are just pecking you need not worry. If the roughness escalates beyond just pecks, mom and chicks need to be separated from the rest of the flock.

    Good luck.
     
  3. tinakevin

    tinakevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     

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