How do I intrduce babys to 2 month old rooster and hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by krapnet, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. krapnet

    krapnet In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2013
    My last flock (5/7) got eaten by mice due to poor coop building, and I take full responsibility for that issue. After a few tweaks, wood and wiring I made the coop 99.99% predator free.( I hope). Now I just bought 6 more chicks (1-2 weeks old).

    I put them in a special cage where I'll take care of them til they get a little older, but my older two heard the peeping sound and rushed over to investigate. they remained calm walked around and left. I don't want to take the risk of 1 week old chicks with my older two.

    Are there any steps or is there any thing I can do to introduce them with out a fight?
  2. RedJungleFowl

    RedJungleFowl Songster

    Apr 23, 2012
    I think not i mean there is bound to be some fight but if u just keep them in a cage where they can see each other for at least a week when u let them out there still be fight but won' t be that bad. To me i let like a 2 week old chicks with 6 month old rooster they did't even chase them but only bit them if u held it to there face and when they come eat then like after 2 hours for mines only took 2 hours but for other i'm not sure then they are normal hope this helps.

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