We are seven weeks in on raising a few winter babies. So far, so good. Many thanks to BYC members' posts on dealing with an aggressive chick early on, which was our first problem. Chicks are now successfully sharing outdoor space (supervised) with our bantam d'Uccle hen.
Next project is introducing them to our bully EE. They've all seen each other through the pen fencing for weeks, now, and she hasn't behaved aggressively toward them, but I know that when we let them all out together in the open that may change. Because of upcoming travel, we have to try to close the deal by the time they are nine weeks old. I know that when we put them in the coop to sleep it should be at night when the others are drowsy. Any other recommendations? TIA.
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My little flock includes Pippa, a Belgian Mille Fleur d'Uccle, Ginger, an EE and three babies added January 2016 - Bella the BO, Ava the Australorp and Nugget, a RIR.