How do you add 2 new chicks to flock???

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by orpielovers2, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. orpielovers2

    orpielovers2 New Egg

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    We have a hen that was broody, so we bought her 4 baby chicks. Now we bought her 2 more but she really doesn't want to accept them into her flock. They are about the same age as the others...is there any way to get her to decide they are hers, too?[​IMG]
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. No most likely she will view them as a threat and will attack them. You will most likely have to brood the 2 new additions.
     
  3. orpielovers2

    orpielovers2 New Egg

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    These chicks are like 3 or 4 months old. Soooo do you think we should just take her away from the chicks and let them just get used to each other???[​IMG]
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, orpielovers2, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I agree with the advice of liz9910. Best of luck to you and getting them settled in!
     
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and welcome to BYC from 'The Heartland' of Kentucky.


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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    She probably doesn't see the new ones as hers - are they also 3-4 months?
     

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