Reintegration back into the flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Willie84, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. Willie84

    Willie84 Just Hatched

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    I have a three day old chick that has spraddle leg. I am treating her in a separate area to her flock. I hatched the chicks naturally. If I manage to get the chick walking and eating properly is there a safe way to reintegrate her back into the flock? Or will she just get pulled to pieces?
     
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    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you talking about her agemates, or adult birds? If it's her hatchmates, have her with them now, with plenty of space, extra feeders and feed in the litter, and extra waterers. As long as she can get around at all and there's no serious aggression, that should work out. Mary
     
  3. Willie84

    Willie84 Just Hatched

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    Yeah I'm talking about her hatch mates they are with her mother hen too she seems to be starting to walk well with shackles on. I'm worried than she may be rejected
     
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    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    The broody may not notice if she can't keep up with the group, so having them all confined to a smaller space will be best, until the chick is doing very well. Mary
     
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