In the Brooder
- May 25, 2012
Hi everyone. I am a new chicken momma and need some advice! We got 4 chicks the end of March, so I guess they are around 12 weeks old. We lost one last week to a predator , so we decided to replace her. We did no research (first big mistake) and decided to buy a hen that is already laying. She is a big buff brahma bantam... so much bigger than the others. I guess I thought they would all magically be friends, but the other 3 are picking fights with her. I started reading about quarantining, and now I need to build another coop to keep them seperate. We fixed her up a place in the garage for now. I feel so bad that she is all alone, and we are wondering if we should go back and get one of her flockmates. Will she still remember her, or will it be what we are going through now with the others? We have only had her since Wednesday. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!