weaning chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cactus-hen, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. cactus-hen

    cactus-hen Songster

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wilma's chicks are five weeks old. She has been pecking at some of them for the last few days. It's not always the same chicks. She still calls them to food and sits with them at night. She is very protective of them as a group. She chases away any other hen and even takes on a hawk now and then. Is she trying to wean them?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    I am sure she will boot them out as soon as she is ready too.
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    My bantie chicks are approx. 7 wks now & mama treats them like they were born yesterday [​IMG] I have tried taking them away from her & she just has such a hissy fit! So I am just letting her do her thing with them & sooner or later I think they will do their own thing. I don't rely on her for eggs anyway. :|

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