Help! Introducing six chicks to one Grown chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by agorbey, May 30, 2016.

  1. agorbey

    agorbey New Egg

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    Hi! I have six, 6 week old chicks and we just got a coop for them from a friend, but she asked if we would take her 1 chicken with it. She had more but she lost the others to an animals:( This one chicken is such a nice girl and very friendly, but when we put our chicks in she was pecking them all. Can you give me some tips on how to introduce them so they all can live together in the coop? I just am afraid that she will hurt/kill them if I just leave them in there with her. Any advice would be wonderful! Thanks!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  4. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Hi, and :welcome

    The article that @Yorkshire Coop posted a link to is great. You shouldn't definitely check it out. Good luck!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The Look but don't touch method is very good but, I would also advise you wait till the young chicks are nearly as big as their grown hen before you integrate them. She maybe reluctant to bother them when they are bigger, because there are more of them .
     

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