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When and how to rentroduce mom and babies to flock?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by newarkrooster, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. newarkrooster

    newarkrooster In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2007
    I am sure this has been answered many times before but I could not find it. She has been in her own coup with a run and the others have been able to see them and get up to the wire, so they have been aquainted, they are about 4 weeks old now?
  2. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    I just introduced mommy and babies to the rest of the flock. They did very well. The chicks were about 2 months. I believe they will be fine now if they are introduced to them. The momma will take care of them. She will keep the babies near her. Let us know how they do. Go luck and congratulations on your new babies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We all love babies around here!!
  3. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    I introduced mine after 2 weeks. The were fine. Mamma was very protective.
  4. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Songster

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Yes, two weeks worked for me as well, but mine all free range. Momma kept the little ones away from the rest for a few weeks after that. She had 14 to look after! wheh! I thought 3 kids was a job.
  5. newarkrooster

    newarkrooster In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2007
    If the babies are roos then will my adult roo bother them?
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:Your older rooster should be ok with them, they dont even know who's a rooster yet !!

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