i didnt kow this would happen!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shmooborp, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    i put my 6 week olds in with my 10 week olds in the coop yesterday. thismorning i came out and one of my 10week olds was dead. the 6 week olds had peaked it to death! i was so freakd out! i didnt know they would do this... it was penny that died. i have buket nest boxes and and they all try and pile in to one.. but poor penny whent in with the 6 week olds and they killed her. [​IMG] this sucks. i seperated them.. but im afraid to put them back together.. and im getting a hen tomorow.. i dont want this to happen to her too.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm really sorry to hear that. They say a chicken's world is a savage place and it's really true. Usually, the younger ones are the ones hurt, but a more mild-mannered older chick could get pecked on by slightly younger ones, too. Are you positive, though, that that's what happened? Are there only the six weekers and the ten weekers together in there?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    yah. the six weekers were all ontop of her in the nex box when i found her. and theyre arent anyohter older chickens in there besides 10 weekers
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    sorry fthat you lost a pullet.sometimes that happens when you put 2 bunches of birds togather.most times the older chicks jump on the younger chicks.
     
  5. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Chickens aren't nice people. [​IMG]
     

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