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Hi, my name is Emily. I'm 31, and I live in Utah with my husband and 4 year old daughter. This is my first time raising chickens, and since buying chickens I've started doing some major research. I think I'm pretty set with *most* everything, but 2 things. I have 5 New Hampshire chickens that are about 9 weeks. I bought them at only a couple days old, so I've had them for a minute. I *think* 4 of my 5 are roosters, but I'm waiting it out, and crossing my fingers for hens. But in my anticipation I decided to buy 4 black sexlinks a week ago (I did hours of research on how to sex chicks prior to purchasing, and am hoping I accurately learned the art, and sexed them prior to purchasing. I'm 99% sure they're pullets) I bought them just in case the others are roosters, but will keep all 9 should they all turn out to be hens.

My question is, when and how do I introduce the sexlinks to the new Hampshires? Any input will be greatly appreciated.

TIA
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Hi Emily and :welcome - glad to have you onboard with us. 

 

You can post pics of your NH on the "what breed or gender is this?" forum and then you'll know for sure what you are dealing with. 

 

I'd suggest you take a look at the following links re: integration

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1015820/reintegration-by-supervised-visits#post_15742910

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069595/introducing-chicks-to-adults#post_16276224

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-a-single-hen-to-an-existing-flock

 

All the best

CT

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post #3 of 5

Alright :welcome great to have you joining the BYC flock :frow 

 

 

 

 

 

If the seconded batch is over 4 weeks I would set them in with others and keep an eye on them and the chicks should be able to work things out if there is enough room ..

 

 

If you look at this photo you can see birds of different sizes and ages  :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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post #5 of 5

Sex links are called that for a reason.  You can sex them at birth by the color of their feathers  - the females are one  color and males another..  There are black sex links and also red ones.  If you post photos at   "What breed or gender is this,"  they can  let you know. 

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