Mixing Chicks

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I own 17 chickens, 7 hens, 10 chicks. It has come to the time when I must mix them. I am very worrided, because we have a mean, bossy, New Hampshure Red. We have had them playing together today, and Yoshi (the NHP) was pecking out handfuls of feathers!!! Please help me!!!!!
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you know what to do!!!
 

Imp

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Seperate the NHR from the others. It'll knock her down the pecking order.
Are the chicks big enough that the hens won't hurt them?

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Songster
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the babys are a few months old, and too big to fit in our other coop. I can't seperate Yoshi, she will probably scream! I have a baby roo, he will be in charge in a few days, I think.....
 

Chicky Mama

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10 Years
I'd just get rid of the NH or her own pen.The 2 we had that were younger than most of ours but a lil bigger cuz the others are banty, just murdered 4 of my birds tails. My 2 Polish boys were up in the pen for weeks trying to heal, but of course couldn't help themselves either and would peck eachother a bit.They're finally doing better but naked but until they molt.As for the 2 NH gone ASAP,I didn't like 'em from the start.As soon as I'd go in the pen I felt like I was being stalked! I'd turn around and BAM there they were always,they made me nervous.
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Just send her away if you want the others safe,problem solved.
 

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