How long do I keep them in Jail?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JLS, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I intergrated my chicks with my hens this past Sunday. I needed to seperate two highly aggressive hens, so they went to "jail". How long should I keep them seperated before trying to put them back in coop? Is it possible?
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:It's possible and it has worked for me in the past. I would keep them separated for at least a week. How old are the chicks? It's a good idea to allow them to see all of the other birds to develop a level of familiarity before reuniting them. I've done it with 8 week old chicks, one of whom was pecking another relentlessly. It worked after about 6 days.

    Good luck!
     

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