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Adding new chicks/chickens to a flock! Need some help/advice!

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   So, I am interested in incubating some eggs for some new chicks. I currently have 7 chickens, 6 hens and a rooster, but my coop is fairly small, with little grass space because they are free roaming chickens. But, I wanted to add three more chicks to the flock but I'm not sure how or when to. My chickens get territorial when ducks land in my yard, so I don't know if this is even a great idea. So, my main questions are, 

-When would it be good to introduce the new chicks/chickens to the existing flock?

-How do I introduce them, anyway?

-Is this even a good idea, considering my coop is small with very little outdoor space?

-How old should they be when I introduce them?(My current chickens are about two years old)                                                Thank you for any input, and any advice would be great! Thanks again

post #2 of 2

Here is a very helpful article.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

 

I hope this helps you.

 

Micah

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