After 2 failed hatches at my kids' school, I brought home the incubator to get it figured out for next year. I hatched 5 chicks, then I was lucky enough to have a broody who was happy to adopt them. I don't really need 5 more chickens, and someone just yesterday asked me if I had any I would be willing to part with--they are almost finished with a new coop and don't have any chickens yet. So, at what age can I take the chicks from their mama? They are about 4 weeks old now. I was considering giving her the mama hen as well, along with one or two other laying hens. This would make room for me to get a few new chickies next year, too!