adding new chicks to current chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smcdermott, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time mom here.............
    I have a 7week old and 2 three week old silkies.
    just brought home 2, three or four week old RR.
    I do not have a second brooder to use so I put them in together.
    Is this ok?????

    The 7 week old who acts like a mom to the other 2 baby silkies started pecking at the new RR feet right away. Then one of the babies started doing it also.I pushed her away a few times and now they are sitting across the brooder from eachother.

    Will this stop after a day or so? Is it just normal chicken behavior? I know to use the red light invade they see blood. But I still don't want them hurt.
     
  2. smcdermott

    smcdermott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the babies
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  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're just discovering their pecking order. It should stop in a day or too. Good call on when to interfere.
     
  4. nab58

    nab58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to put a screen separator between them for a while if the pecking doesn't stop. They'll be able to see but not hurt each other.
     
  5. hicksfamily

    hicksfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    I suggest a screen separator. You could just use a piece of cardboard, but some type of wire or tank screening would probably work better (so they can see each other). [​IMG]
     

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