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Moving momma and baby chicks into the henhose

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bandit-268, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Bandit-268

    Bandit-268 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2015
    Can anyone tell me when it's ok to move the momma and her baby chicks into the henhouse? Mine are about 1 and a half weeks
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Mine never leave, I just separate them with a piece of wire fencing. You will probably have to do the same for a week or two.
  3. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2014
    Does the hen house has other chicken in it? If you have a flock then like oldhenlikesdogs said, separate the with some chicken wire or hardware cloth so the other chicken can see them but not peck at them. If no barrier is placed, they may wander and the other chicken may peck at them and hurt them. Momma will protect them but is better to be safe than sorry.
  4. Bandit-268

    Bandit-268 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2015
    Yeah I have a section of my run chicken wired off when I got some new chickens before, I put them in there and everything seems to be fine so far, in about a week I'll open it so they can wander into the rest of the pen

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