Safe to put family in big run yet : Momma & 3 chicks . . .

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1TurkenLover, May 30, 2017.

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    Momma hen, hatched out 3 eggs 2 months ago, Chicks look now 2B fully feathered ? all have been OUTSIDE in covered run with her. Can I put them in Big Run now, Will mom keep an eye on them ? First time ever So I've no idea. I'm thinking 3 Pullets as well, Ideas :
     

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  2. I put my hen and her chicks in the run around that time.
    Now this hen is the smallest of all my chickens, and she still fought off any chickens that got a little too close. Just put them in, and keep an eye on them
     
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    Humm, Ok then Tonight's the night, I'll put her in Nest boxes area, Lots of snuggle room. I think I can, . . I Think I can, .
     
  4. The best time to introduce Momma and Chicks is before she weans them...At around three weeks so she still has hormones to protect them....Try it...It might be okay?
     
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    I Put Momma & chicks in Big Coop nest box Last night @ DARK. She lets them snuggle Under, now & ten. Since my Better half does AM chickens " lets em out & put food out " I'll go check on soon.
     
    chickens really likes this.

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