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I personally would wait until the 4 week old birds get bigger in size so they can standup for themselves. If you put the 4 week old in with the 10 or 12 week old birds the will definitely be picked on.
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I'm a first time chicken owner & I have a mixed flock(all from hatcheries). They are all about the same age ranging from 16-20 weeks, no eggs yet.😞 They seem to all get along quite well. No major injuries or fighting so far. I do NOT have a rooster & don't plan on getting one. Their breeds are (2)Wyandotte, Andalusian, Leghorn, Rock, Australorp & (2)Marans and I really like ALL of them 😊
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I'm a first time chicken owner & I have a mixed flock(all from hatcheries). They are all about the same age ranging from 16-20 weeks, no eggs yet.😞 They seem to all get along quite well. No major injuries or fighting so far. I do NOT have a rooster & don't plan on getting one. Their breeds are (2)Wyandotte, Andalusian, Leghorn, Rock, Australorp & (2)Marans and I really like ALL of them 😊

 

Congrats! My chickens start laying at 4 months old (White Leghorns) to 6 months old (Easter Eggers). Black Australorps & Plymouth Rocks/Barred Rocks by 5 months. Gotta make sure you have plenty of light for them (14-15 hours). A

57 chickens: Roosters BA=Sambo, Ameraucana=Colonel Sanders, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, RIRs, White Leghorns, Amercaunas (Dingbat, MY FAV! Pet!), Barred Rocks, 20 new chicks: Welsummer, Delaware, BCMs, Speckled Sussex, Exchequer Leghorns, White Rocks, Golden Buffs. I love a mixed flock. Kitties too! 10 baby ducks too.

 

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57 chickens: Roosters BA=Sambo, Ameraucana=Colonel Sanders, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, RIRs, White Leghorns, Amercaunas (Dingbat, MY FAV! Pet!), Barred Rocks, 20 new chicks: Welsummer, Delaware, BCMs, Speckled Sussex, Exchequer Leghorns, White Rocks, Golden Buffs. I love a mixed flock. Kitties too! 10 baby ducks too.

 

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