So the chicks are 5 weeks old and hopping out of the brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    The big girls seem to leave them alone, but they're jumping out of the brooder (at least 10 of them are). At what age can I just let them be in the coop with my 3 big girls?

    Unfortunately the brooder is just too big to cover with the materials that I have on hand. They seem to like to get out and explore and the big girls do not get in the brooder.
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    my little roo is out with the girls he is 8 weeks old. they peck him some times but he is fast. one thing that is nice about a bunch of chicks is a hen cannot zero in on just one.

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