Adding chicks to the flock.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fur-mum, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    I purchased two EE chicks yesterday that look to be about a week and a half old. The plan was to put them under the broody outside with the rest of the crew. There are half a dozen outside ranging in age from two weeks to three. Put them under mama yesterday when it started raining. Seemed to be no problems. Everyone was happy and quiet. Today when I checked in them everyone except the two noobs were outside. They were hiding in the box and not following the rest around. What's going on? Is it because they haven't had a mom before?
     
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mom's probably rejected them. By 2 weeks the first group has become hers and any new ones are intruders.
     
  3. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    Even if she took them overnight?
     
  4. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes even if she took them overnight... I wouldn't suggest it to be honest sounds dicey to do... you can try it but I don't think the results will be good
     
  5. fur-mum

    fur-mum Just Hatched

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    Ok. Thanks for the help. We'll raise them by hand for now. :)
     

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