Newbies hatching today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Birtles, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Birtles

    Birtles In the Brooder

    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?
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

    Jul 26, 2014
    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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