Can you put baby chicks in with adult chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sabrina-Sky, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Sabrina-Sky

    Sabrina-Sky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I currently have 2 golden laced wyandottes that are about 9 months old and I was going to buy some new baby chicks from the local fair that is hatching some. I heard that if you put the babies in with the adults, the adults will kill them. . . is that true? Because the weather right now is very HOT so I was hoping that I wouldn't have to make a brooder for them if I was only going to get about 2 or 3 more chicks. . . and if the answer is no, then when would be best for me to introduce the chicks? Thanks
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello there! The answer to you question is yes, the adult hens will be agressive towards the chicks, and they can injure or even kill them. You will definitely need a separate place to keep them, until they're larger......
     
  3. Sabrina-Sky

    Sabrina-Sky Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, thanks! Thats what I thought:)
     

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