How do you bond little newborns with bigger chickens?

OVERxCAST

Chirping
7 Years
Jul 9, 2013
53
1
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Vacaville
My friend gave me a baby chicken but, my chickens wont accept the baby.

How can i bond them?

They also keep picking at the little chicken.
 

cafarmgirl

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 24, 2009
5,521
613
327
California, central valley
In a nutshell....you don't. The older birds are highly likely to kill it. What you do is make a pen for the newbie to live in next to the older birds until it is close to the same size. By that time they should be more used to it and it will be big enough to protect itself better. It may still be a little hard at first since it's only one but with time it should be ok.
 

Kaybug137

Songster
7 Years
Apr 18, 2012
404
6
104
Texas
Alright is your hen broody at all? IF she is broody then its best to give the chick at night, if not broody its best you get a box and light and bedding and keep it warm yourself..
 

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