when do i take a chick from its momma?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenboy1993, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. chickenboy1993

    chickenboy1993 Songster

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    i got dutch batams and 2 hens hatched out 3 and 7 chicks i was wondering when do i take the chicks away from the momma?
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    You don't ever have to take them and she can raise them up so you don't have to!
     
  3. chickenboy1993

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    if i wanted to sell them when should i take them away? anytime?
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    I had always let the Mama take care of them until she was sick of them and "weaned" them, usually in 4-7 weeks.
     
  5. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Quote:Yes, but I'd leave at least one baby with Mama or she'd be upset.
     
  6. chickenboy1993

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    ok is anyone interested in dutch bantams? the guy i got them from gave them to me so i got 13 chickens 2 roos 2 hens and 9 chicks and i only want the adults and a few of the chicks so i think i will have around 6 chicks if any one would be willing to pick them up i will sell them to you im in rockingham county
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009

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