New Chick

Discussion in 'Chicks 1 Day to 8 Weeks Old' started by rthebert, May 30, 2017.

  1. rthebert

    rthebert New Egg

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    I have a day old chick, can I have other hens around her and the brooder, or do I need to separate them?
     
  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The full grown hens will kill a baby that small. And the chick could die from stress and loneliness if kept completely alone.
     
  3. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    They need to be separated. Many times they will ignore the chick if it is with a mother, but on its own it can easily be killed. It also needs another chick to keep it company.
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Also... this is the wrong part of the forum to post this in :) This is the buy/sell/trade section.
     

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