OH Dear. Now that is one very broody look there.Congrats to all the Chickens Mama's! I've been catching up after being rather busy the last week or so. I thought I'd share a funny picture of my Broody grandson Jack with his Easter eggs! Too Funny!
Good idea. Thank you! I'll get a mini divider just in case. That look is straight from the rooster. They definitely inherited most of their traits from him, physically & personality wise. They stand up really tall, give the dogs the evil eye & then hop onto my shoulder & hide in my hair when the dogs bark. They crack me up on a daily basis.Is there a way you can put a wire divider in the brooder and keep them separate but still together? I think you will be ok......but be prepared just in case some one decides to pick at the new babies. Even a cardboard divider to keep them apart for a few days until the new ones get a bit stronger may be needed.
Uzi, You have the cutest little monsters. I love the automatic stink eye that one gives. I know you wont let anyone do any picking, just be ready since it may happen.
Thank you! I'm hoping to get the grow out pen built this weekend as long as I don't have to go to the hospital again (long story short, I ended up getting a mild concussion last Friday that may/may not be bad enough to make my preexisiting brain trauma worse). I didn't want rush anything with it, just wanted to be prepared to start letting them run around outside more. It's been so windy here that today, they jumped out of the travel crate all excited to scratch in the dirt but turned around & went back in the box because of the wind. I just need to build something more secure than some wire fencing around a tiny dog travel crate that I can eventually place near the parent flock so they can get used to each other.Yeah, the age difference won't matter after a week, especially with how tiny your first two are. You actually don't have to integrate the babies anytime soon with the adults. You could just put the new babies in with the older two and see what happens, that is what I would and have done.