I have 3, 11 week girls I want to put into a group of girls that are 26 weeks. Right now they are being introduced in their separate pen/cage by sharing the water. Seems to be going OK so far. They have meet a few time before when I let them out in their own little run while the older ones were free ranging.
My question is lets say everything goes well with them getting together when I put them together. ( I will be sure the 3, have ways and places to run to hide ) What about the feed?
Right now my 3, 11 week old are on Pullet feed and the 14 big girls are eating Layers crumbles. They go out in the run everyday for several hours and then the last 2 hours of day light I turn them out to have at the yard, woods and field when I can be there also.
I am new to this and am really have a great time raising chickens. I also have seen they will just about eat anything at any age if they get the chance. BUT then there are the article's that say it should be done a curtain way or it will get bad kidney's or something.
Am I make to big of a deal about it?