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Heartbroke - I have to say goodbye!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommto3kiddos, May 11, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So for the past 2 weeks I have been trying so hard to intigrate my Sultan pair of chicks into the flock of girls (& roos), but its not happening.. Even when I let them free range all together my two Sultans run to a corner in the yard far away from everyone else and hide curled up!

    DH has already said no to another coop for just those two, and I agree. Right now I have them in a dog kennel in the garage, but thats not good for them. So I have decided it would just be best to find them a new home. [​IMG]

    Now to just bringing myself to type the craigslist add!
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 weeks - hmm, not very long - it took mine a month
    I kept them in a cage in the coop where they could see but not touch
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It can take a loooong time to blend a flock. Are they the same size as the adults? I usually cage or separate the newbies by wire for 2-4 weeks, so they all get used to each other. Then I put a big pile of treats on the ground, they are so interested by that that they get over it faster.

    Give it more time, they'll get over it. [​IMG]
     
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  4. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree! Give them a little more time. I have had some take close to a month to integrate as well.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I agree. Unless there's blood, let them work it out.
     
  6. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive been doing the kennel in the coop, free ranging together, introducing a couple big girls at a time, but nothing. They constantly beat up on the female every chance they can get to her and the roo sultan looks like an ostrich with his head in the sand while in the dog crate in the coop, he wont even lift his head and screams if anything touches him.. If anything over the past 2 weeks each introduction has gotten worse, on the Sultans side.. And yes I have backed off and given space to see if that helps and it doesn't. The SUltans are genuinely scared to death of the others hens and banties!! I just don't think its fair to keep doing this to them over the next few months..
     
  7. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Sultans are Bantams, my hens are RSL & TT girls.. I do have other Banties in with the big girls and they get picked on, but have integrated great! No blood loss like its been with the Sultans! My Sultan hen will get a bloody head everytime I allow they to be able to "touch" each other..
     
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  8. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. Unless there's blood, let them work it out.

    I agree ~ [​IMG]
     
  9. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's that bad that you really feel they are being harmed or traumatized then find them a good home. You have to do what you feel is right! Good luck!!
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Where are you located? I would gladly give them a loving home. [​IMG]


    Oh hush Ranchy! [​IMG]
     

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