Hi Everyone - I'm new to chickens and starting a new flock in a couple of weeks. A friend of mine is raising chicks for me with her own chicks. Together, we have 5 Rhode Island Red female (sexed so we're hoping they are all females!) chicks that are now about 3 weeks old. I'll be getting 3 of the chicks to bring home in a couple weeks once they are about 6 weeks old. I decided 3 wasn't enough, so I ordered 2 Cream Legbar juvenile pullets to make my flock larger. I should be able to pick up the Legbar juvenile pullets at about 6 weeks of age. This would make my RIR and Legbars hatched about 3 weeks apart. My questions are:
1. If the RIR are first in the coop (in there for a couple weeks) before the Legbars are added, will there be integration issues? Can I add the Legbars without any issues or introduction period? The RIR will be about 9 weeks old and the Legbars will be about 6 weeks old.
2. Should I wait and add the RIR and Legbar pullets to the coop at the same time?
3. Since this would be a new flock, do I need to quarantine the RIR or Legbars?
Thanks for taking the time to read my thread. Any advice is appreciated!