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when do chicks and mommy go back in the coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mrs.Puff, May 12, 2008.

  1. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a banty with 6 itty bitty chicks. We're building a permanent run that will be inside the chicken yard, and attached to their little broody pen. I have 9 obnoxious Red Stars (but they're good layers) that generally yield to my banty's whims. Can they all go into the coop together, or should I keep the chicks separate from the big girls even after mom is through with them?
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    It's best to keep the chicks seperate from the Red Stars as the Red Stars could kill them.


    Dawn
     
  3. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But, how long til I should let the chicks into the yard with the big hens? Miss Prissy says about 5 or 6 weeks and mom will be done with the chicks, so I should keep the chicks separate from the big girls even after that?
     
  4. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them separate but when they're mature enough you can probably let them in
     

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