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When can I remove Chicks from Momma??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LovinMyHensInNC!, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. We just let our broody hatch three chicks, which we do not plan to keep. When is a good time to separate the chicks from the momma hen? Thanks!

  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Mine was about week momma got to nasty toward people so we booted her out again.
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    I usually wait 4-8 weeks; she's usually done mothering them by then. If you really want to sell them, consider leaving her just one as a reward for her hard work.
  4. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    you can take them at day 1 if you have a brooder... i booted mama out today cause her poo stinks to bad to keep inside and I dont have a place she could be safe out side with them so out she went alone and baby chicks will stay inside till they are all feathered out.

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