Newbies hatching today

Birtles

In the Brooder
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Sep 4, 2014
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Ok! So baby Alice is now 2 weeks old and huge! I've got 11 more eggs due to hatch today in the incubator. I feel more prepared this time. No whistling or cheeping yet but there's time! Instinct tells me not to put the new hatchlings in with baby Alice (2weeks old) and foster mum 'Rocky' in case Alice pecks them or bullies them for food. Am I right?
 

Orca5094

Songster
Jul 26, 2014
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Yeah, you definitely don't want to put newly hatched chicks with older ones (even if she's only 2 weeks old). They WILL get picked on and possibly injured/killed. Perhaps when the new ones are a few weeks old they could be carefully introduced to your Alice.
 

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