So i have 18 week olds and 8 week olds, i have a ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nikkumz, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

    394
    0
    109
    Mar 24, 2011
    Spanaway,WA
    My 8 week olds have been outside for 4 or 5 weeks now (its been warm) And they are doing perfectly fine...But they are currently inmy rabbit hutch with a homemade run..I want my rabbit hutch back,

    I want to put them in with my older chickens who are 18 weeks old, but they peck at them, will they get over it quick? Or is it gonna go on forever? My younger ones are bantys and most of the older ones are standard. Do you think they will just pick on them for a few days and then stop, or will they keep trying to hurt them?
     
  2. Nikkumz

    Nikkumz Chillin' With My Peeps

    394
    0
    109
    Mar 24, 2011
    Spanaway,WA
    someone please?
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    5,493
    60
    268
    Mar 28, 2011
    MN
    I had to keep mine separated inside the coop for 3 weeks. I used an extra large dog kennel and I switched out the flocks of who went in the kennel equally. If I didn't do this, I'd have dead chicks for sure. It was a long 3 weeks, but I slowly integrated them and supervised all the time they spent together. It was well worth the work. Good luck!
     
  4. John Chicken GB

    John Chicken GB Out Of The Brooder

    64
    0
    39
    Jul 20, 2011
    Great Britain
    Quote:My story is much the same ! Check it out in , Chicken behavour and egg laying by John Chicken GB .
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by