When can I put my hen and her chicks back in the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jjrabbit2, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Songster

    Mar 24, 2009
    Kuna Id
    I pulled out two of my hens cuz the other where bugging them when they were hatching their chicks. One set is 4days old the other is 10days old. Will they be ok back in the coop with the rest of the flock? Or will they be killed by the roosters? I have 3! 2 silkies and 1 serama. I know the hen is supposed to take care of them... But ? I am a newbie! Help![​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Quote:I would put the hens and chicks together but separate from the rest, and see how that goes.

    I don't think anyone can tell you for sure. It depends on the individual chickens. And I have never had seramas or silkies, but I have read that silkie mothers are very protective.

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