- Mar 7, 2013
Ok, we have 6 babies who are 4 weeks, one baby who is about 7 or 8 weeks, and two young bantams (not sure the age but they are pretty much fully feathered and I just heard one, most likely the D'uccle, trying to crow). We have the two bantams in the coop already and I feel like our RIR who is 7 or 8 weeks is probably almost ready to go out as soon as the temps warm up just a bit at night (we're in North GA so getting pretty warm during the day). I tried introducing her to the bantams just to see how they would do, the frizzle who we think is a pullet didn't come out to see her but our D'uccle started chasing her and pecking at her. Is this normal chicken behavior or is it a good sign that they're not going to get a long? I really like our little D'uccle roo but I can't have him attacking all our young hens and I don't want to have to keep them in the garage until they're full size!