In the Brooder
- Jul 10, 2012
No, I didn't have to use the hose but I kept it nearby to help defend the 3 seven week old chicks I introduced to my flock of 5 one year old hens. The chicks kept trying to go into the run but we kept corralling them out to be in the pen with the big girls. Two of the older hens took a peck at them a couple of times but nothing crazy. A few times they intermingled very closely and no one did anything. I'm hoping a week of this and maybe we can leave them all together. They chicks are making a total mess out of my shed!! Am I correct in assuming if there was going to be any problems it would happen fairly soon into the introduction?