Introducing baby chicks to hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Captain Awesome, Mar 22, 2012.

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    Captain Awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 Golden Comet hens that are eight month old. They have been great birds so far! They co-exist with the dog really well. They are great with the kids also.

    But....When I introduced the flock to a 5 week old Andalusian chick they switched to attack mode in mere seconds! They were puffing their neck feathers out and darting in to peck at it! Needless to say I snatched the young thing up and quickly put it away.

    I guess I thought that they would get along right off the bat. I guess I was wrong. Anyone have experience with acclimating new chicks into the flock? How long could this take?
     
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