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Putting baby chicks in the coop.

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I got 10 new chicks, and 4 new ducks, and they have been staying in my garage for the past few weeks. They are about 4 weeks old, and they are making a mess of my garage. I need to move them to the coop, where there are 6 grown chickens. Does anyone have any suggestions of what to do? I am going to get some chicken wire or netting, and build a barrier down the middle of the coop to try to keep them separated, but still don't know what else to do. Any suggestions will help. Thanks.
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Definitely separate them! They are still too small to stand up to the big chickens. Keep them separated for about another month, until they are a good size. Then if you have a big yard let them out with the others and watch them. The bigger the yard the better it will be for them. 

 

And if you can section off a little area for the chicks outside. It will help them get used to it before you put them with the others. 

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