Integrating new chicks, the easy way

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Judy, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    My setup is a 5'x5' broody pen inside a dirt floor coop. The pen has a people door with a 2x4 across the bottom, and the walls are a strong chicken wire, 6' tall. This morning I found mama and babies outside their pen, in the coop, along with #2 roo and 4 or 5 other hens. All was peaceful. I propped the pen door open.

    Evidently, the chicks had dug under the doorway 2x4, and mama had followed by going over the wall (I've watched other chickens do this; they half-fly, half-climb over.)

    Guess the chicks gave themselves a 2 week birthday present. Well, that was easy.
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely. I love easy integrations. [​IMG]
     
  3. Cleebee

    Cleebee Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice![​IMG]
     

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