In the Brooder
- May 16, 2011
Morning all! I have some new chicks that my hens have hatched. We have one coop and I am just leaving them in there with their mothers. A few questions, I do have chick starter but the big chickens devour it, and also, I have 3 hens hatching babies...will they work together or will they beat up the other chicks that are not theirs? I haven't noticed much of that but for the hens that are still sitting will peck (not hard) at a young one not their own to maybe just back away? None of the other chickens are bothering the babies at all. Seem to be accepting them just fine. The coop is too small for me to build anything separate to keep the others away from the chick food. Should I just deal with it?