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chickens eating heads off

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our friends got chicks a while back then when they were 8 weeks old they put them in a fenced in area in their coop. after about 3 days they let them in with 1 to 2 year old hens an the big hens ate the heads off of two of them and injured one.

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That sounds more like a predator, such as a raccoon or weasel. Chickens will peck chicks and kill them, but they are not known to eat the heads.
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thanks

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Also, they would need way more than 3 days before integrating them with an existing flock. There are good threads on here about how to do that... putting them next to each other so they can see/hear the other flocks but can't get to them, etc.

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they did that and it worked

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Sweet

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