how to mix younger and older chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peep peep betty, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a 3 day old chicken in a coop by its self because it has no brothers or sister and another one in a different cage but i let it walk around the house sometimes i let the big on out and it went to the babys cage and tried to kill it what do i do
     
  2. cascaderox

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    Slowly introduce the chickens by maybe letting the younger ones around the older ones pen she may try to attack at first but after a while she should start to accept them. Over the days\weeks Start letting her out the cage but keep a close eye and if she starts to show more aggression put her back in the cage and let the younger ones be around her. This should work good luck
     
  3. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

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    she charges there is no wait
     
  4. cascaderox

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    what breed is she
     
  5. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

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    i think welsummer and bantam
     
  6. cascaderox

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    Ok I recon use the see no touch method that I said before just let the hen observe the chicks and probably start to introduce them when they r older if it dosnt work because when bigger they can protect themselves but really I havnt seen much fighting in my flock
     
  7. peep peep betty

    peep peep betty Out Of The Brooder

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    ill try but its gonna take a long time before they can get put together
     
  8. cascaderox

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    Ok good luck
     

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