week old chicks raised by mother. to hard for 2 to go to a new home?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Melbourne's_girl, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Melbourne's_girl

    Melbourne's_girl Hatching

    Jun 3, 2007
    My hen hatched 6 babies a week ago. My friends chicken just died and she is wondering if she could have some of mine. I told her she couldn't take only one because that would be to stressful on the chick. I said MAYBE she could take two but it might be to stressful for the mama and the babies to be separated after a week of being together. Any advice???
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    As long as the mom is left with at least one chick, it can be done.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    I agree with silkie....My frizzles hatched 13 between the t hens...and I found homes for 5 of them. Moms are doing ok. Dont really seem to notice. If the has at least one or two....everything should be ok. And tell your friend, im sorry for her loss.

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