Selling momma hen's chicks - how will this affect her?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by happytxchick, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I have a buff Orpington who hatched 9 chicks on July 3rd. Today, I was planning to sell 6 of the 9. Is this going to upset momma, or will she adapt fairly easily? She is a very attentive momma. If you have a similar experience, please share it with me. Thanks!
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as she gets to keep a couple she will adapt in no time.

    Matt
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I take them away at night. they adapt quickly.
     
  4. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Thanks. I was a little concerned she'd be sad, as silly as that probably seems.
     

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