week 6 & momma is still raising her babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DangerChickenHouse, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a new home for her four babies. However, I don't want to take them from her. She is a BO and first time mom. When will she stop mothering them? They have been integrated with the rest of the flock this entire time.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hens usually start weaning their chicks after about 7 weeks, though some hang on to them longer.
     

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