Very Basic Question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LazyGirl, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. LazyGirl

    LazyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have new chicks with mama's. I moved them into a cage in the coop while they are tiny (and the hens are still sitting). When can I let them out with the other chickens?
    In other words, I am hoping I don't have to house them separately all summer!!!
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    SOME mamma hens will protect their babies pretty well against the other chickens until they are either accepted or old enough to escape/fend for themselves.

    Others will not....
     
  3. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Id be a bit conservative on that one. Chickens can be quite rough on babies, even with mom there.
     
  4. LazyGirl

    LazyGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Are we talking a couple weeks, months, what?
     

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