Three weeks in/Does anyone else do this

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dianehodges, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. dianehodges

    dianehodges Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2010
    The pullets have been in the pen with the others for three weeks It has been a slow process but a lot of the chasing has stopped
    My pen has lots of space and access to the outside so there was plenty of places for them to run to I really thought the older hens would be more accepting because they were young but it not like that at all.

    Does anyone else do this I put clumps of dirt in the pen for my chickens I can't allow them to free range but it gives the feel of free ranging The dirt gives them grit and fat juicy worms and grubs to enjoy

    1 veteran 1 dog 1 rooster 3 hens 6 pullets 1 very old cat
  2. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2012
    you can do that. mine are free range. but thats what i did with mine when they were chicks
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    That'll be fine. It might take their attention away from pecking each other anyhow! :lol: Although put the clumps in a variety of places, because the older chickens might try to chase the younger ones away from the treats.

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