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In the future I would like to incubate and hatch my own chicks! But with the BR breed i hear its not often they go broody.

Anyhow, the question is, can you put day-week old chicks with the rest of the flock or is that a HUGE no-no?

Of course I have not done this and I wont anytime soon due to the fact my hens have not even begun laying yet nor has my BR Roo matured yet.:barnie

The poor guy just learned he could cockle-doodle-doo a few days ago LOL 

Any advice on the subject would be appreciated!! 

TY in advance

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I recommend you check out the Learning Centre, it is a great resource :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

And no, I would not put chicks in with adults until they can stick up for themselves. Otherwise they are prone to bullying.
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Four lovely hens : An Exbattery Hen, a Lavender Araucana, a Wheaten Marans and a Gold Laced Frizzle Polish
Two dogs and four cats.
If you want to read my chicken adventure, here it is :
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/947562/my-story-our-experience-join-me-on-my-adventure.
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Not only would young chicks be bullied, they would probably wind up dead.   You have to integrate  new & old birds as a gradual process.  I believe barred rocks are not a broody breed.   Most frequent broodies, are silkies, cochins ,buff orps.  You can't make a hen go broody  but, the  three breeds I mentioned generally do so regularly.

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Hi and welcome to BYC. You have sound advice already. If you search "integrating new chickens" you will find some very articles that should guide you in the right direction.

 

All the best

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:welcome

 

x2 on drumstick diva's advice. Until the little are old enough to protect themselves, you'll have to do it or they'll end up hurt.

 

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