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Comments On - To Chick or Not to Chick


I found as long as you introduce new chicks to the existing flock at a young age there is no issues. I did it last spring with 3 week old chicks. The rooster kinda of picked at them a little but eventually lost interest. The other hens completely left the alone.
I tried doing the same think with 3 month old chickens and it did not work out so well. I guess age is a big deal to them when it comes to peeking order
Jeff, Burns, TN
Posted: 3/1/2012 8:37:08 AM
Great article!
Tim, Lebenon, TN
Posted: 2/27/2012 12:16:33 PM
I'd say "Not to chick"
Clark, Destin, FL
Posted: 2/17/2012 12:33:48 PM
I'm facing a similar dilemma, but with standard-sized birds. Of my original 5, only 2 are left, and I fret whether my existing girls will bully new babes this spring. I'm aiming for mellow breeds, though; I'm hoping that will help.

Best of luck with your flock!
Erin, Williamston, MI
Posted: 2/13/2012 2:21:03 PM

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