My Hen & her Babies!

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  1. sassycassy427

    sassycassy427 Out Of The Brooder

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    My lady sit on 8 eggs & gave me 8 lil beautiful lil chicks..They are now 9 weeks old..My question is, will it be alright to keep my lady & her babies 2gether for good?..The reason I'm asking we went & built her & her babies a pen just for them..We tried to take the babies & my lady went NUTS!, So to keep her calm we put them all 2gether..Plez let me know if it's alright bc my lady will nor can she be without them..HELP PLEZ!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    They can remain together, but there may be too many cockerels to make it a permanent situation.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If you will put up individual pictures of the babies - post at "what breed or gender is this." They will sort them out for you, and you will know which are roosters that you could sell or rehome.

    Your hen must be quite a mama most hens kick their offspring out at a few weeks old, they are tired of having them around.
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Are they still pretty young? You can wait until she is ready to boot them. Then try putting them elsewhere.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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