Chicks on their own?

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by chickenqueen, May 15, 2018.

  1. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never let mama hen raise her babies until this year.In the past,I stole them when they were dry.Now I'm seeing the first one ignoring her babies at 6.5 wks.Is this normal?At what age do the hens kick the babies out of the nest?The 2 chicks are doing fine but I wasn't expecting her to do this so early.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Super Mod Staff Member

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    As long as the chicks are eating, scratching, drinking, it may be time for weaning. At 6.5 weeks I wouldn't worry.

    If you want permanent togetherness, get silkies, LOL
     
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  3. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Alright,babies are fine.Mama goes to the main coop tomorrow.I think she even started laying again.Thanks!!!
     
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    seminolewind Super Mod Staff Member

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    My horse and youngster were a lot worse. The baby calling all day and digging holes. Until she met a playmate.
     
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