Introducing new chicks! Help!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MegThompson, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. MegThompson

    MegThompson Just Hatched

    Mar 15, 2017
    I have 6 new chicks I need to introduce to my 3 almost adult hens. Today I just brought 2 over to the coop and the hens seemed very... curious... bothered...aggressive...[​IMG] I don't really know actually. I just knew they were very very interested and I was so anxious I ended up picking up my chicks and leaving lol. I am just so scared to mix them. One person said I should introduce them at night but I want to monitor them. I am SO nervous.
  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    When we got our chicks our older chickens were scared of the them! lol I would bring your chicks outside on field trips so the chickens are used to being around them, and they won't attact them when you start keeping the chicks with the chickens. This worked with us the chickens did not mind being around the chicks they are all very happy!
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2017

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