In the Brooder
- Jul 13, 2016
I have this mother hen who has 2 chicks with her currently. I am afraid to put her in with the other big chickens in fear that they will kill her chicks one way or another, so in the meantime I have her and her chicks put into a pen with my other 6 chicks (about 8 weeks old), they all get locked up together, not sure if that's a good idea (locking the 8 week old chicks up with the mother hen and chicks) but just this morning we found one of the 8 week old chicks with a big strip of feathers missing from her neck. I'm pretty sure it was the mother hen who caused the injury, but what do I do??