Older Chicks

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Older Chicks
« on: December 03, 2010, 20:01 »
I have three 8 week old chicks, who were under a broody in their hutch.  Well she seems determined not to give them up, and them also!  They chirp when she goes too far, and she's always making sure they get food and still sits on top of them at night.  Will she stop this soon- I thought they separated at about 6 weeks.  Thanks guys x
Lavender Araucanas, SS Hamburgs, White Wyandottes and Italian Quail

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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 20:30 »
they can leave her any time from 6 - 10 weeks, don't worry she will leave them when she is ready. They will cry for her but soon get over it  :)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 20:41 »
thanks joy, I was wondering if they should have left already.  how are your new sablepoots doing? x

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 21:02 »
Mum probably knows it is too cold for her babies, and is probably appreciating their extra heat herself  :happy:

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2010, 21:46 »
got Belgiums off Jen not poots and they are doing absolutely fab. However I have just put an order in 4 new poots which I hope to get early next year  :D.
Are your aras doing ok?

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2010, 21:59 »
yea they're great  :)  no eggs yet, but one of the hens and the cock are moulting, so might not get anything until spring.  now geting them used to being picked up  :D x



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