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What age can I let chicks in the garden?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickenLove6, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. ChickenLove6

    ChickenLove6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six 3 day old light sussex cross silkie chicks, who are being raised by my broody hen. I have kept them in their coop, but my broody hen really wants to go out into the garden with them. When can I let her out? By the way I have six other chickens in my garden, including a rooster.
    Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep. Should be no problems letting them out........just be there to watch that no predators get to the chicks.
     
  3. Bawc

    Bawc Out Of The Brooder

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    I would let the hen decide what she wants to do but make sure your other chickens won't attack the chicks.
     
  4. ChickenLove6

    ChickenLove6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Thank you guys!! I will just open their coop and see if they want to go into the garden! [​IMG]
     
  5. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    The mother hen will likely have a few quick scuffles with the other hens if they get too close to her chicks, but once the hens know she is a mother, they will give her space.

    Usually the roosters are great with the chicks and will help the mother hen to protect them and find food.
     

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