Introducing new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sidlou, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. sidlou

    sidlou Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2010
    Weare NH
    I have 1 white leghorn who has been a really sweet chicken. She is 2 years old. I now have two 7 week old chicks. When and how do I go about introducing them to Chickie?
  2. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    You can put the chicks in a wire cage in the coop so they can get used of seeing each other. During the day you can let them together for a few hours then at night separate them. If your coop is big enough, let the chicks out with her. If she doesn't like the chicks, the chicks can run away from her since the coops so big. You can also wait for the hen to go broody and maybe she might except the chicks better? Good luck!

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