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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by babyspice35, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. babyspice35

    babyspice35 Songster

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    So about 3 months ago, I found a wild baby chick in the middle of the road and nursed it back to health. It never really grew, and is looking the age of a 6 weeks old awkward... chicken- with no obvious signs of a gender and hardly clucking. But it's a real sweetheart, and kind of acts like a dog. Anyways I just figured it must have been the runt of the group or maybe has retarded growth because of loneliness. So I bought 3 chicks about 3 weeks old 1 week ago, and they started flying out of their box [about 2 1/2 or 3 feet tall] yesterday and all over the guest room, pooping everywhere. So I went out and made my existing run chick-proof [not an easy task]. I then tried to introduce them to each other, and the 3 month old relentlessly pecked them. [​IMG] Feeling sorry for the babies, I took them back inside. Should I re-introduce them outside? Is this a normal thing?[​IMG]

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    p.s. I live in Hawaii, so temperature isn't an issue.
     
  2. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

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    yes, I would keep them in an area where they can see one another, but no harm can be done. After a week or so, let them out in the yard together, do that for a week or so, then try putting the younger ones in with the 3 month old at night.. I hope this helps! [​IMG]
     
  3. babyspice35

    babyspice35 Songster

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    Thanks, will try that [​IMG]
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    gonzo&hispeeps :

    yes, I would keep them in an area where they can see one another, but no harm can be done. After a week or so, let them out in the yard together, do that for a week or so, then try putting the younger ones in with the 3 month old at night.. I hope this helps! [​IMG]

    Excellent advise​
     

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