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Need help! New hen and her 3 chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jennschics, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Jennschics

    Jennschics In the Brooder

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    I have the opportunity to buy a silkie Hen and her 3 4 week old chicks. I have 5 ameraucana chicks at home in a large brooder that are almost 4 weeks old.
    Can anyone direct me to the safest possible way to introduce them or should I be more worried about the hen?
     

  2. donnavee

    donnavee Songster

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    The hen is going to be very protective of her chicks and will probably try to kill the other chicks. I'm thinking you will have to keep them separated until the Mama quits being Mama. Though I will say I have never tried to make this sort of introduction, but I have had Mama hens and they definitely are protective.
     
  3. Jennschics

    Jennschics In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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