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putting baby chicks with 7 mth. old chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by artsy1, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I get my 7 month old chicks to be nice to my baby chicks. The new ones are only 2 weeks old and very curious, adventurous. They escaped the brooder and were free in the Bird Hut, with the 7 month olds.
    The older ones were just mean to them and wanted to peck them in the face. I was glad I saw the whole thing. So I could rescue them.
    I call the babies the possee, they all stick together and just explore the "Bird Hut"
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks
     
  2. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Older birds can/will Kill yunger babies that size don't let them be togethere any more till the babies are the size of the big ones!

    They need seprate houseing till they can go together
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Short answer you can't.

    Birds should be close to same size when put together. That way they can withstand the harassment.

    Matt
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Everyone is right. They need to be about the same size first. They might get killed.
     
  5. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Highly agree with the above!
     
  6. artsy1

    artsy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks For All The Re-plys...............they Grow So Fast
     

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