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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pam, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. pam

    pam Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi..I am new at this and am just have my serama chicks starting to hatch. I have week old chicks in with chicks that hatched yesterday....is that ok, They seem to all be doing well and cuddle together to sleep. SHould I put a their mom in with them? They are eating and drinking just fine.

    There are about 8 more eggs to hatch...can they all just be together?

    Also...how can i tell what sex they are??? I want to start selling them but have no idea what is what.

    Thanks!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Pam, Welcome to BYC. It sounds like you want all the chicks together to simpify things. If that's the case and everyone is doing fine you are ok.

    I personally would never take the peeps away from a good broody hen, they learn faster and mom deserves to keep her babys after sitting for 21 days. That's just my opinion and a good mom and her peeps is priceless to watch. Good Luck>

    bigzio
     
  3. pam

    pam Out Of The Brooder

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    hi Bigzio...thanks for writing...I know i felt bad taking them from her but the serama chick is tiny and would fit thru the chicken wire...about the size of a field mouse...so that is why i have them in the house....any ideas on what I should do? pam
     

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