2,4 week old chicks mixing with 2,18week Isa Browns

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kristi40, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. kristi40

    kristi40 In the Brooder

    Oct 12, 2009
    We put our 2, 4 week old chickens in the backyard with 2 hens. There was a little pecking involved,nothing to bad.
    We have a separate area for the chicks to go into when they are 6 weeks,that looks into the main coop.
    At what age do we put all hens together.
  2. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    Well, if they are ok with each other, I'd keep on with what you're doing for a little longer. Give them a little more time in the open, because getting along in the open is different than in a confined coop situation plus there's the food differences with 4 week olds. I noticed that when numbers are small, there's less competition, so that is a good thing, still, unsupervised inside can be very different.

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