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Moving A Hen With Chicks

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I have a pair in my avairy with 4 chicks in the nest ( between 2 & 3weeks old) can I move thier nest with chicks in it & the pair to a normal bird cage? Or will they stress and or hurt their chicks?

 

It's no drama if I can't, just a bit of a waste of space one pair in a 7ft avairy lol just thought if I could move them I could house some of my extra cock birds in the avairy

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I have moved mine before, nothing bad happened, and hey one of my cages bottom fell out and the female was in the box and they continued (none where hurt, thank goodness). However you don't want to disturb them too much, if you do ensure you do it quickly and smoothly.

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Would it upset the parents tho from going from a big avairy to a small cage?

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You could just as easily add the new cock birds to the aviary and leave the nest and chicks and parents in until the chicks are weaned, the extra cock birds would cause no harm. Its only when you add more than one hen bird into the equation of an aviary or colony breeding that you end up having troubles.

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