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When to let them out?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by casey197530, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. casey197530

    casey197530 In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2015
    I have a Silkie (Butters) that hatched and egg on Dec 31st (little Eve is either a Cohan or a frizzle she is 5 weeks old now). Momma and baby have been going out in the playpen everyday now since the baby was a week old. My silkie is starting to act like she really wants to be out with the other chickens and I feel bad for her. (except she gets to sleep inside every night) We tried letting the baby and mom go out with the other chickens a couple of weeks ago and the baby was attacked by one of our bantams.(She was tiny and is now about half the size of Butters.) Mom kicked butt, but I am worried that if I let them out now she will not be as inclined to protect Eve anymore. So my question is should I let Butters go out with the other chickens and keep the little one separated or should I continue to keep mamma and baby together for a little while longer or should I let them both out and just keep watch. I do not want to lose my little Eve as she was my first baby born here. Any help would be great. Thanks a million
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia

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