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First integration question

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Hi I wanted to ask if I have made a mistake, or what to watch for that might be signs I have.
I placed my two 13 week old lavender Orpington in with my 25 week old RIR tonight at dark putting them on the roost. Are they old enough? I read that putting them in like that helped.
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There are nine RIR pullets and an eight month old roo. I will have the new larger coop and run done be next week.
post #3 of 6
I'm not a fan of the night thing, chickens know who belongs and who doesn't, yours are at a tricky age for integration, penning next to each other for a while is the best way to go, your two might be ganged up on in the morning, I would make a separation pen for them and supervise interaction for a while, penning them up when you can't be there.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #4 of 6
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I can put them in a cage in the tractor in the morning. The one jumped up onto the nesting boxes with a group of the pullets (no layers yet), and they just let her join them. The other huddled away. I hoped they would stay together to have each other. It was odd.
post #5 of 6
Perhaps you will get lucky, there's a usual way that chickens act, than there's a what they actually do, follow your gut, and do what feels right, good luck.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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<a href="/u/175197/aart" data-huddler-embed="href" data-huddler-embed-layout="inline">@aart</a>what do you think?
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