I plan on starting to integrate my 15 little ones with my existing flock(12 pullets 2 cockerels) in 2-3 weeks when they are 5-6 weeks old.
I plan on temporarily sectioning off part of the run with chicken wire and/or hardware cloth for the little ones and using my newly built duck house (ducks won't be here yet) as a temporary sleeping area during the integration period..
Week 1 - Look but no touch
Weeks 2 & 3 - Chicks allowed to come out for supervised mingles with the older birds. Several chick size openings to their area will be provided for escape as well as a few hiding spots.
Week 4 - Move chicks into main coop.
Once the chicks are moved into the coop, the ducklings will be moved into the temporary integration pen and their house.
Does this plan sound ok? Is there anything I should add or change?