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

    Aug 16, 2014
    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.


    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.

  2. kimberley848

    kimberley848 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2014
    So. Cal
    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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