Hey folks, I have a question that I need help with Please !!! My baby chicks are six 1/2 weeks old and they were naturally hatched from our hen. I have read to take mom away from the chicks at about six weeks old. Is this too early or should I leave mom with them longer ? The chicks have become pretty independant but still follow mom wherever she goes. I have them all seperate from the other chickens in their own pen right now. I think mom would have a fit if I seperate her now....just guessing but maby I need to to allow them to get used to not having her around. what should I do ?? also, I'm feeding the babys and mom medicated crumbles and when should I start feeding them non-medicated feed ??? I read at about 18 weeks.........hummmm Any advice would be much appreciated.....Thanks in advance.