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Taking away chicks from mama

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CK Chickadilly, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    When is a good time to take away chicks from the mama? or should she just keep raising them?

    I have no real plans for them other than selling some when they get bigger.
     
  2. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    If they are safe momma they can be with her until you sell them.
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    would it be better to take them away from mom so they become friendlier by having me handle them more? or maybe it doesn't matter how friendly they are?
     
  4. TerrasCritters

    TerrasCritters In a new coop

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    If your planning on selling them when they are older, and you cant enteract with the while with mom, you might take them so they are friendly. If your planning on selling them or giving them away, can I ask why wait? Or do you just want to see momma with her babies for awhile?

    Remember if you take them, you will be there momma, feeding watering suppling a safe warm place and shavings for them to walk on, cleaning the brooder etc, then as they get bigger you will want to put them in bigger brooders winter is coming and it might get to cold to let them outside without a lamp, so you will have to put them in a small pen with a lamp for awhile.
    OR momma can do all that, OR you could let them go now and let that be someone elses project. [​IMG]

    If you can not play with them while with momma, they will probably be nicer hand raised.

    Good luck
     

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