Mama bear stood up for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jennyg, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in hawaii so my 5 week old chicks have been outside in the big run for 2 weeks w a heat lamp at night
    I have 6 old ladies and 3 pullets, I have been keeping them in a wire dog kennel in the big run and heat at night
    I have been letting them roam in the cage about 2 hrs a day
    Today I let them free range w the big girls and my jack russel ran up and my "rooster" girl attacked him buffed up. When he chased a chick.
    All six ladies peck the chicks BUT I feel that her protecting them is an amazing step forward to a good integration?
    My first time adding chicks to a flock so open to all opinions!!!
     

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