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post #11 of 21

I tried introducing 3 month old pullets (1 BuffO, 1 BlackSL) into my neighbors flock of 3 redSL hens and 1 Old English Game bantam rooster. The hens didn't even seem to notice the pullets but the rooster went hog wild. I don't know if he was trying to mate or what but it was brutal. After 3 days I brought them back home. We will try again in another 8 weeks.
Good luck!

post #12 of 21

It has been my experience that the mama will protect them.  I have let them roam with the others at 2 weeks of age with no problem.  If the other hens come over, mama puffs up like a feathered beachball on legs and let's em have it!!

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post #13 of 21
i need to introduce a barred rock chick to a black bantam cochin and a red star and a pearl leghorn
please i need help
post #14 of 21

My Orpington Broody and her two chicks have been separated from the rest of the flock from hatch. They are in the next pen, so are in constant eye contact. The chicks will be 3 months old next week. One of these days, I'll move them in with the 6 hens that comprise the laying flock. They killed one of the chicks at a day old, so they were moved. Next time, I'll move the broody at the start of the incubation.

post #15 of 21
ok thank you so much
post #16 of 21

i was going to indroduce a barred rock and a red star to my chickens but the barred rock passed away..according to the people i will be geting them from they say they are fine oned ay and dead the nexthit.gifjumpy.gif

so is it okay to still introduce the red satr to my other chickens

she will obviously older when i introduce her

so is it ok to introduce just oneD.gifjumpy.gifidunno.gif

post #17 of 21

I'm a brand new chicken owner.  I have two babies that are 5 weeks old and two that are 2 weeks old.  I keep both groups in separate cages in my garage and keep the temperature about 80.  The youngest ones are under the bruder light.  They are next to each other for two weeks now and I think your comment of allowing them to hear and see, but remain separate is good.  Since there are three weeks difference in age between the two groups, at what age do you think it would be safe to put them together in one area?

post #18 of 21
I am wondering what you mean by one peck and chick is gone...do you mean dead, or it runs off and all is well again?
post #19 of 21

How do you keep the new "flock" separate for 12 weeks? They would be too big for the brooder and we just have a home coop big enough for about 6 ... so no room for separating.

 

I'm glad to hear there is a possibility of adding to an existing flock in case of death, etc.

 

Thanks for response!

post #20 of 21

Well,15 to 16 weeks is ok.But knowing if you have broodies the just may be accepted right away.

Troy4: 4 dogs-4 cats-8 ducks-3 goats- I think 23 chickens~4Production Reds~2 Black sex links~I think 1 RIR~1 EE~5or6 Australorps~Alot of BarnYard Mixes~3NewHampshire reds~2 BuffOrpingtons~1 Ameraucana~2 Bantams~Alot of new hens i think their all mixes accept for two~1 rooster named Joe~I think two are Brahmas~

 

I LOVE PRODUCTION REDS!!!

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Troy4: 4 dogs-4 cats-8 ducks-3 goats- I think 23 chickens~4Production Reds~2 Black sex links~I think 1 RIR~1 EE~5or6 Australorps~Alot of BarnYard Mixes~3NewHampshire reds~2 BuffOrpingtons~1 Ameraucana~2 Bantams~Alot of new hens i think their all mixes accept for two~1 rooster named Joe~I think two are Brahmas~

 

I LOVE PRODUCTION REDS!!!

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