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Question about adding older pullets

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I really wanted a couple of Barred Rock hens, I bought 4 chicks from tractor supply. They are now close to 6 weeks old and all 4 are showing signs that they are roo's. There is a guy here that has pullets for sale, but they are 12 weeks old. All told I have 12 in my flock right now, all are 6 weeks old. Is this age gap too much? Thanks in advance for your input
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I wouldn't try combining them for a while, expect to keep them separated.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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If you do have to separate them (which IMO may be likely) then these links on integrating chickens may help

 

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

 

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

 

 

Good luck

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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