Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:02 am Post subject: two hatched
We have two baby chicks,
eldest is 6 weeks on saturday and the other is one week younger, we have left the remaining 3 eggs in the nest,
just wanted to know as this is our first babies, what age are they ready to leave the nest?
many thanks in advance
3 to 4 weeks from hatching to leave the nest, then the male weans off the chicks for at least another 2 weeks.
u will notice the chicks dont have an iris in the eye, this forms about 2 weeks after leaving the nest if they have not left early or late (depends on nest type size diet, weather lots of stuff) One can separate them from the male around this time.
If u have any spare males over 12 months old, u can put the chicks with them and they will wean the chicks off...uncling.
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