The great brooder war

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LovinMyPeeps, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY
    So I have a large greco travel playpen set up as a brooder right now with a piece of screen that seperates to seperate parts... on one side are my 6 3 week old pullets (2 BR, 2 buff chants 1 red leghorn and 1 partridge chant) on the other side are 6 5 day old bantam chicks. There is a screen inbetween. They are together 24/7 and yet if I try to remove the screen that seperates them, the older pullets literally beat on the bantams. Anyone have any ideas how I can get these guys to get along? They are perfectly calm when I have the screen in place, this is what makes no sense...
     
  2. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave them like that for at least a couple weeks. The 5 day olds aren't ready to stand up for themselves yet.
     

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