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post #1 of 5
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until my

3 brahmas, 1 giant jersey  and 2 easter eggers

will be safe to be put in the coop with 4-6 1 yr old comets (2 might go by by)

I've read to wait until the same size, hence my question,

 

when what week would they be as big as comets?

 

they free range, even in winter as i snowplow trails/ground for them in the back yard,

but ill be getting the yung ones this spring,

 

i plan to place them when little,,when old enough in a caged area under my nesting buckets,

until i find out when to just open it all back up,

 

I'm thinking of making them there own door to go outside and of course feed and water and a heat lamp/ or heat pad

until they don't need it


Edited by oldfartfarmer - 1/27/16 at 11:20am
post #2 of 5

When they're the same size.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe View Post
 

When they're the same size.


any idea how many weeks? to be the same size?

post #4 of 5

Probably close enough by 16 weeks.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 5

If your'e going to have a separate area in the coop for them,

you could start integration when they're a couple weeks old by putting small doors between their safe area and the main coop area.

 

Check out this post:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069595/introducing-chicks-to-adults#post_16276224

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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