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chick age question.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
How old should chicks be before they're good to go to the big coop outside.
post #2 of 7
Do u have other chickens outside in the big coop
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Yup. They are about 3 months just shy of 4. And the chicks are only 5 weeks.
post #4 of 7
I raise my baby chicks in close proximity to the adult flock so the flock knows the chicks from day one, and my chicks grow up observing the different members of the flock. Therefore, by the time I let them begin to mingle with the adults at age three weeks, the chicks know everyone and learn very quickly who to stay away from, and who they can trust.

They have multiple access portals back into their safe pen that the adults can't fit through, so the chicks always have a safe refuge, and they don't have to compete for food and water since these are also in their safe pen.

The safe pen serves the chicks until they reach three months of age, when they are almost full size.

You can see pictures of it and read about the advantages of this "panic room" system of integration in my third article linked below this post.
post #5 of 7
Ok well I would wait another week and they should be good is there a rooster
post #6 of 7
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There is no rooster. But I'm worried one of the chicks are a roo. I have 2 brahma chicks and 3 frizzle chicks. The brahmas had to be separated from the frizzles because of them obsessively bullying the frizzs.
post #7 of 7
Ok well then I would try and see if there is anyway u could split the coop in half with so hardware cloth or chicken wire and then just keep them separated for about 4 days and then let them out and see how they do
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