When to let Mom and babies out with the rest of the flock?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by keds45, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. keds45

    keds45 Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave my broody Australorp hen 4 fertile eggs to sit on and two of them hatched! The babies are close to 3 weeks old now and it is looking like mom is getting bored with being away from her girlfriends. When is it ok to let her bring the babies out to run around with her? They have been within sight of the rest of my chickens so the babies won't come as a surprise! Thanks for advice!
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Every bird and flock are different. I would go ahead and try, she should protect them. Watch a couple hours but they should be fine.
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Agreed, although I doubt she is longing for her girlfriends. She just needs more space and it`s time for continueing education......Pop
     
  4. keds45

    keds45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok! I'm going to open the door of their little run and see how it goes. Thanks!
     
  5. keds45

    keds45 Out Of The Brooder

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    so far so good!
     

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