Introducing Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mylilchix, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    I have a 2 1/2 weekers and 3 1/2 weekers in a large brooder. In a seperate brooder I have a group of 9, 1 1/2 weekers. 4 of these babies are staying with us and 5 are going to a friend (long story). I tried to move my 4 into the big brooder. The 3 larger chicks adapted quickly with minimal picking on by my older chicks. My tiny, tiny salmon faverolle (Goldie) was pushed around a lot by my 3 1/2weekers and started to peep a lot, so I moved her back in with the other chicks. When should I try to introduce her again?

    Thanks, Sonja
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    What I did with mine is put her in a little area of the same coop you are trying to move her to and put a little piece of fencing inbetween them for a while. May take hours but may take up to a week. If it's only ONE being naughter then I would take HER out and put her in solitary confinement for a 1/2 hour. That always worked with my naughty girls! They don't like being alone. I had to do it twice...I sat there and watched her and as soon as she started pecking at the others I grabbed her up and stuck her in the box for a 1/2 hour. Put her back in and if she did it again I would put her back in the box for 1/2 hour. Good luck!

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