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putting pullets in the hens coop

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My pullets are 16 weeks old i put them in the coop with the hens for the first time tonight, i am wondering will they be ok or should i take them out.

I have 4 light sussexs, 8 rirs, 1 rir rooster, 1 light sussex rooster
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I have 4 light sussexs, 8 rirs, 1 rir rooster, 1 light sussex rooster
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Originally Posted by carmen chicks 

My pullets are 16 weeks old i put them in the coop with the hens for the first time tonight, i am wondering will they be ok or should i take them out.


If they are not fighting or any obvious issues I wouldn't worry too much and tomorrow they should wake up together and be fine. Sometimes there may be a squabble or two, but normally they will soon settle in together.

Don't over-think your chickens, you'll create a problem that wasn't even there in the first place...

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Don't over-think your chickens, you'll create a problem that wasn't even there in the first place...

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I had 3 pullets who I threw in with 3 hens. Well they kind of get along but still have issues even after 3 weeks together. I started them off by seperating them during the night with a wire wall for one week and they could get used to one another. Once I took the wall down everything seems to be ok although they still have issues. Just last night I checked and 2 little ones were sleeping in the nest box as they were not allowed on the roost by the head hen. During the day they are still 2 flocks when they free range and hopefully they will become one soon. Good luck!

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If you do it at night it should be fine.

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