seperation issues

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 6keets, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. 6keets

    6keets In the Brooder

    Jun 1, 2007
    NE Indiana
    Today I took my silkie (1 1/2 months) out of the brooder becase she just got too big and kept trampling the smaller chicks and keets. They are less then 1/2 her size right now. So I set everything up for her, roosts, nesting boxes, food and h2o etc. but she is being very persistent and flying back into the brooder. So I put the screen top and now she lays on top and wont get down. What should I do? Any advice is greatly appreciated.[​IMG]
  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Whatever container you have her in you are going to have to be sure she can't get out. If she's in a coop, lock her in. If she's in a box, put a screen over the top so she can't get out. It would also probably help if you put a mirror in with her and have her where she can't hear the other chicks. They are the only family she knows and so wants to be with them. That's all she understands.

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