One of our girls is a momma!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by iluvlashes, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. iluvlashes

    iluvlashes New Egg

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    Hi there! My name is Michelle, from Portland Oregon, and I'm new to the backyard chicken thing. We have 5 hens & 2 new baby chicks, and we love them all so much.
    Our newest adventure in chickenland is having our sweet salmon favorelle hatch 2
    golf balls into a baby Delaware and an Australorp. The chicks are almost 1 month old and as of now, the babies and mom are separated from the others. They have all hung out in the yard together and they have eaten snacks together...so far no problem. When would it be ok to put them all in the same run or hen house?

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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, iluvlashes, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Congrats on your new babies!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    You could try integrating them with their mother into the group, but be prepared to remove them if there is trouble.
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I usually end up integrating them when they are of a similar size, good luck to you.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I agree with Liz, you never know how the other birds will regard the babies - I wouldn't chance it yet. What a beautiful broody mama you Salmon favorolles is. I bet she was surprised to hatch golf balls too.
     

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