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whats the best age to introduce your chicks to the rest of the flock?

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i am raising some chicks and i already have a flock of multiple breeds. when do you think is the best time to introduce the chicks to them? and what is the right way to do it? (if there is one :P) thanks.

post #2 of 8

Best is to introduce like numbers and like sizes.

Introducing a small number of smaller birds to an established flock is a problem.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 3/14/16 at 9:29am

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“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 8
If you are rearing them outside you could integrate your birds into the flock from a couple of weeks old onwards. Make escape holes in the fencing between the chicks run and the main flocks pen, that are big enough for the chicks, not the adults. If you create several, than it means your chicks can quickly escape and not get cornered.
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DUCK OBSESSED!

~Welsh Harlequins~
~Khaki Campbells~
...and a flock of bantam SLW, Partridge Wyandottes, Silver Pencilled Wyandottes, Sulmtaler, Silkie and a Polish mix

3 beautiful female Welsh Harlequin ducklings called Luna, Winter and Dawn.

2nd place Welsh Harlequin Drake at the UK National Poultry Show 2016
1st place Junenvile Handler at the National Poultry Show 2016
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is there any way to fix that or make it better?:/

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okay thank you so much, i will try it.:D 

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The safest way is the "look but don't touch method."   Put  "integrating new birds to flock." in the search box - it should come up.

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thanks to all who heaped i will try it!!! :D

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