HELP!!!!! new chooks getting attacked!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Clucky, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Clucky

    Clucky In the Brooder

    Dec 8, 2007
    New Zealand (the best)
    me again, i have 3 new chickens and i put them with my 6 other darlings but theve had their pecking order but still are getting attacked and as a result they refuse not to go into the nighting roosting area so they sleep outsde and with the frosts in the mornings the will get a flu ETC this gets me feelling sick so i get up at 1:00 am in the cold morning (in my pjs) and through them inside. that was 3 weeks ago!!!!!!! but now tonight i went out there to find 2 of them has lernt good on them! but 1 dopy chooks still refuses to go to bed with the others for some stupid reason and its starting to p me off!!!!! could anyone anyone at all help me like give me some tips or things to try that would help? thanks regards Clucky P.S sorry for langauge
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2008
  2. dacasodivine

    dacasodivine Songster

    Feb 19, 2008
    First off, how old are the chicks and how old are the others? It sounds to me like the chicks need to be in a seperate area until they are a bit older.
  3. Have you thought about roosting them inside a cardboard box with an opening large enough for them but not the bullies? I'm also wondering if they are too young to be with the others...if they're a lot smaller they may need protection for a while yet.

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