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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by normlori, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. normlori

    normlori Hatching

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    The local farm store has day old chicks. Woud my year old hens kill them if I put them in the same pen/coop?
     

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Yup.

    We tried to get our banty cochin to accept our new chicks and she attacked them.

    You can't mix the younger chickens w/ the older ones until they're nearly the same size. Even at that point you're going to experience fights while the pecking order is re-established.
     

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