- Apr 15, 2014
So I just hatched my first hatch, I got 30 chicks out of the 3 dozen eggs I set. So lots of chicks, more than I expected. So I have a coop and run outside which has my 6 hens (a couple years old), my Flemish Giants and guinea pigs. They all get along. The area is large like a sectioned off part of my yard with trees and the coop and rabbit hutch. Its very hot (AZ), so caging pets usually kills them, they need misters and be able to lay in the shade on the cool wet ground. So my chicks are in my garage right now but once they outgrow that and it gets hotter I have no where to put them. I want to let them run free with my other hens, etc. But reading on here 16 weeks is best. Is it possible that the hens will be nice since they're so outnumbered? And I could do it slowly and put them in the babies play yard to start out. And they should be plenty warm. Its gonna be 100° by the weekend. But I want them out before memorial day if possible since I'm going out of town.