One Adult 4 Chicks, Interesting Scenerio

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Coop in daCouve, May 30, 2017.

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  1. Coop in daCouve

    Coop in daCouve In the Brooder

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    Hello,

    Due to some unforeseen issues, our small flock (we had 3 or 4 together) is now down to 1. We got 4 new chicks in early April and are getting closer to when we are wanting to introduce them to our lone girl, named Aretha because she will survive. I know that when adults out number chicks, then you need to be concerned for the chicks, but I am wondering if these 4 could stress out Aretha. What is the best way to do this? Also, am I right in being concerned for the ol' girl?

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  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Songster

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    She will be happy to have some company and actually she will pick on them a bit starting out to show them she is the boss.
     

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