Chickens?!?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BestDiscoMan13, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. Eat them!

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  2. Get rid of the roosters!

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  3. Get rid of the chicks!

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  4. Get rid of the hens!

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  5. Get rid of the hens and chickens!

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  6. Sell them all!

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  7. Sell the roosters only!

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  8. Sell the hens and roosters!

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  9. Kill them all!

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  10. I don’t know!

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  11. I’ll comment down below!

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  12. NOT GONNA AWNSER IS THIS A INTERROGATION?

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  13. Separate the hens/roosters/ and chickens?

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  14. Not enough info sorry can’t say.

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  15. Throw the roosters in a forest and drive away!

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  16. RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

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  17. IDK

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  18. IDC

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  19. IM TOO LAZY TO AWNSER THIS QUESTION!

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  1. BestDiscoMan13

    BestDiscoMan13 Chirping

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    I have “4” 12 week old Easter egger chicks. They are sweet as ever. We have gotten 6 more chickens 3 roosters we are going to sell, and “3” 6 month old hens we are gonna keep. However the chicks are terrified of the hens and roosters. What should I do? The hens step on the chicks and the chicks get scared. Also the roosters scare the chicks a lot. The hens the chicks are kinda cool but the hens are a little mean and peck them and step on them. The chicks get scared easily and let out little cries and whimpers. The hens are Buff Orphintons and one is a big fat white broiler that sits and lays in the food she’s a size of a turkey and always eating. The roosters crow and growl and peck and are crazy. One of the orphinton hens are crazy. The roosters one is a australop yellow eyes black with blue and green tail feathers. The other two roosters are orphintons. Update we sold the roosters because they crowed like a banchy! The buff orphinton hens are crazy. Well I’m not sure if it’s both of them it could be just one because they look like twins.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2019
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Keep the young ones separate from the older ones with a 'look don't touch' arrangement for a couple of weeks.
    Did you quarantine the new birds before introducing them to the original flock?
     
  3. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    My 11 week chicks are still separate from the full grown hens and will stay that way until they are full size. They don't have to be laying, but for me, they have to be as big. This makes integration with my chickens so easy. Others are able to integrate very early, so it really depends on your flock and how it works for you. My chicks and hens can see each other, but go into their own coops. You can accomplish the same thing with one coop by dividing the space inside, assuming your coop is large enough.

    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens:frow
     
  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC
     
  6. Claires Poultry

    Claires Poultry Crossing the Road

    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
    We're so glad to have you here with us! [​IMG]
    Thank you for joining our wonderful community of fellow poultry enthusiasts! [​IMG]
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  7. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
  8. N F C

    N F C thankful

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    :welcome

    Hello, thanks for joining us!

    Some good advice from the previous greeters...separate so they can all see each other but not touch.

    How large is your coop and run? And do the little ones have any place where they can get away from the full-grown birds?
     
  9. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens The Cluckmazing Factor

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    I mix my chicks in after there pullets but give them a space they can run to were older hens cant go!
    Also :welcome
    Good luck
    -Keep Clucking!
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Keep them separate until the chicks are large enough to protect themselves. Hope that the new birds are healthy.
     

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