Any Suggestions on This?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Steph Martin, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Steph Martin

    Steph Martin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I was wondering about the following...

    Had a major raccoon attack last week, leaving one chick (5 weeks old) and with a damaged leg out of twelve. She is in the coop and segregated from the other hens in there but I'm wondering if I should bring her in the house. As I mentioned her leg could be broken (most likely is) and she seems lonesome without the rest of her brood. Any suggestions for me? Would it be better to have her inside where I could watch her or would it be best for her to be where she could watch the other chickens and let them get used to her until she's older?

    This question may have answered itself but I am a sucker for the underdog.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Maybe bring her in a buddy or two. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear about your losses. Darn coons [​IMG] I agree with cmom bring in at least a buddy!
     
  4. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a terrible habit of spoiling every animal I ever own. Drives my DH crazy. I would have her in the house faster than you could say chicken and of course a friend to keep her company. Im so sorry to hear of your coon attack. I hope you can prevent it in the future, they are so smart and seem to always figure out how to get in.
     

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