well I would'n t really count the days, but the best thing is to see if they are eating and drinking on their own and then they will be easier to wean or place in another section as you won't have to worry about them as much, it is a stessful time for a youngun, so eating and drinking on their own is the most important thing.They are homers. They are 1 month old today, hatched on may 29th. I'm trying to figure out when I can pull them from their parents and move them into the young bird loft. They are already out walking around all over the place.
I agree, I don't see why folks what to wean them so fast...whats the rush?? I had a yb still getting a bit of feed from his dad when he(dad) had others(new babies) in the nest, he even let him in his box, not long though, dad weaned him himself, and it was a natural progression of things.My vote is also for 40 days. My babies are out of the box by 30-35 days, but they are still getting fed from parents (or me) until closer to 40.
I would just keep an eye on any you move, feel their crops a lot, make sure they know where the water is and how to drink it, that sort of thing.