new chicks with momma

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bantam brood 17, May 1, 2016.

  1. bantam brood 17

    bantam brood 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi every one , can anyone tell me when I can let my pekin bantam momma out of her coop with her 3 chicks to mix with my pekin bantam cockerel (the daddy), there are no other birds in their area I,m a bit concerned he might harm them as this is new to me
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends completely on your cockerel/your hen. A good hen will defend her babies against flockmates. Some cockerels actively co-parent. Whenever you decide to take the plunge, make sure it is when you can be there to watch behaviors and intervene if necessary.
     
  3. bantam brood 17

    bantam brood 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for that I ,ll give it a couple of days before I let them out
     

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