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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Moderator Staff Member

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    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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