Intermingling

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Scoobie20772, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Scoobie20772

    Scoobie20772 New Egg

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    I have 3 older chickens I inherited with the coop I bought. One hen's lower beak is longer than the top and I sense she has trouble eating She is also blind in one eye.
    Can I put her in with my 3 month old chicks? I feel she might be better off with the younger ones. Comments? Advice?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Usually if you put an adult with partly grown chicks, the adult attacks the chicks. I imagine this would happen in spite of her troubles. But -- one thing about chickens, you just never know until you try. If you want to try it, just supervise.
     
  3. Scoobie20772

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    I will supervise and see what happens. Thanks for your advice!
     

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