intruducing chicks to adult hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdogsparky, May 22, 2008.

  1. jdogsparky

    jdogsparky New Egg

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    I tried putting my chicks in with my adult hens and they started pecking at there neck. Is that normal?
     
  2. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all peck unfortunately.... [​IMG] especially on the new kids on the block!!!

    I have a bunch hiding out in the coop b/c they are too scared to come out due to the hens chasing them. That group (younger ones) are 10 weeks. Big but still scared and still picked on.

    Depending on how old yours are to determine whether they could hold their own or not. I also tried to put 7 week olds with the older ones (mixed with the ten weekers) last night.... [​IMG] That turned out to be a disaster!!!! Within an hour I had one with a bloody face!!!! [​IMG] so they need to be able hold their own. [​IMG]
     

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