Introducing new chicks to older chicks??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by artsyrobin, May 1, 2009.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    hi, i have 4 banties, one i think is a roo, when i have tried to introduce a my silkies(week olds) he seemed to consider them intruders and went after them, i have had them in an enclosure so they can hear and see them,the other banties don't seem too upset by their presence...

    this is snow, duccle...possible roo
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    and the silkies


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    not sure what to name them yet, they are so sweet!
     
  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From just the pics, I'd hold off until the little ones are older before trying to get them together.
     
  3. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    ok, thanks, snow was not happy at all, his head feathers up - usually all of them are mellow...will try again in a couple weeks...
     
  4. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your older chicks? If it is a couple of weeks you might be able to, I would just watch the older chicks reaction to them. My 3 weeks olds have been completely ignoring my under a weekers and so I feel that they are fine for now. One of my little chicklets even follws the 3 weekers everywhere in the brooder.
     
  5. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason I had said what I did is that your older chicks look like adults in the pictures. I would try an introduction and watch everyones reaction.
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    The older ones are are almost 2 months- but are accepting, the white one is almost a month and he/she is a bit testy so the silkies are back in their enclosure in the same room...
     
  7. cmom

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    Put the aggressive bird in jail and put the others together.
     

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