help please 8 week old brahma chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by domtracey, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. domtracey

    domtracey Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all we got a 8 week old brahma chick today but not sure to put it in with my older hens I'v put it in there coop tonight and apart from my RIR who instantly pecked its head then left it alone im hoping all will be OK tonight or should i make a small pen for it and maybe divide a small section in ther coop aswell or will it be ok and its just my RIR being boss what do others think i should do
     
  2. Mudpuddle

    Mudpuddle Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had this problem before. I'm gona lay it out for ya and hope this dosent get deleted... sometimes people can b kinda tuchy... I had to get rid of one of my RIR because she killed every bird I. Put in with her... even if I waited till they were the same size. I tried putting them together on nuetral ground, or putting the newbies in at nite while she was roosting... it was pretty bad... i would just say do not leave them unattended for long periods. RIR are known for being chicken agressive... I got rid of my hen and I havnt had a death yet.
     
  3. domtracey

    domtracey Out Of The Brooder

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    well opened there coop today and the little one is still alive but had been pecked on over night, I let them out of the coop and my RIR is sometimes chasing it, so I'v divided the coop and run in half on the hope that thay can see each other and learn to get on ill try again in a week or so and fingers crossed thay get on, I know my RIR is bossy to my pepperpot but she is such a nice hen be ashame to rehome her.

    aslo it leaves the brahma in a coop and run by herself :( has anyone ever put like a teddybear or fluffy toy to keep them warm somthink to snuggle up to, shes only 8 weeks old and its not realy cold here atm
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  4. Mudpuddle

    Mudpuddle Out Of The Brooder

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    Well perhaps your RIR wont turn out to be as evil as mine... best of luck
     
  5. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A stuffed animal might be a good thing to put with the chick. Also, if you have a pet cage you could put the chick in there and leave it in the coop so it won't get pecked at. This way the chickens will get familiar with the new baby. Babies and adult chickens normally don't do well together unless the babies have a mom. Just my experience.
     
  6. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    My rule: "Wait until the peep turns into a squack and then the chicks can join the flock". lol. [​IMG]
     
  7. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What age is that normally?
     

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