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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by justusnak, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I have a 11 hens, and 6 Roosters.....I call them mutts. They were suposed to be Rhode Island Reds. They are pretty...but question nest boxes are about 16 inches from the hens are just about a year old..and lay well...however...when and IF they nest..are the nest boxes too high in the air? Can I leave them in the coop with the other hens and roosters or should I take the hatchlings out?
  2. soonerdog

    soonerdog Songster

    It is always better to isolate a mother hen and her chicks from the rest of the flock. The others my not take too friendly to the new mother and her chicks. Some will peck and kill the little biddies. It's too chancey! Johnny

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