behavior good?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tsagirl, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Eugene,OR
    So here is a interesting topic....

    I put my 1 month olds out with my 3 months olds. We put the 1 month olds in a little fenced in area so the older (hopefully girls) could check them out and get used to them. Well our 3 month olds strutted right over to the babies and started eating along side them and then layed down with them right next to the fence in the sun.
    One of the 3 month old (new deleware mix) we call "Splash", she started puttng her head in and letting the babies prene(sorry spelling) her. I was hoping this was a good sighn?
    Please let me know what you know on this.

    Thanks everyone!! [​IMG]
     
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, this is the proper way to introduce different ages. I would definitely keep them seperate till the little one are bigger though.
    Before long they will become closer in size and able to get away when needed.

    bigzio
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sounds good. I too would wait longer till you remove that fence. They seem to know that a fence is there and that they can't do anything in a "dominance" kind of way till it is gone. However 3 months is still relatevly young, so they should not be as mean as hens would be on introduction.
     

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