Help for Effie Jo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dncs with Chiks, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Dncs with Chiks

    Dncs with Chiks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all,

    Well, I traded the roo for a new pullet, she is 3 weeks old. The other girls are about 9 weeks old, They are mean to little Effie.

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    What do I do? I feel bad for her when they run her back into the coop and when they peck her hard on her back. I almost brought her into the house in a dog crate tonight. How long will this go on? And will the other girls kill her?
    Im contemplating on either giving her back or trading the older girls for 2 more Effie's age.
    Suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. kimberley848

    kimberley848 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never added a bird, but from what I've read on BYC, maybe keep Effie seperate, but where they can all see each other. I read another post, someone said up to 3 wks, then integrate them at night/ roosting time. Hope this helps.
     

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