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8 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jim2448, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Jim2448

    Jim2448 In the Brooder

    Jul 20, 2011
    i have 30 1 yr old hens, i"m looking for advice on when and how to introduce my 6-8 week old chicks to the flock

  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

    Feb 4, 2011
    SE Idaho
    Hi and [​IMG] This is difficult. It is best if you can keep them next to each other with a wire screen/fence between them for at least a few days. I would wait a while for the young ones to be more equal in size. It is important that they have plenty of room with hiding spots to escape once you do combine the two groups and then watch them for any excessive pecking or abuse. Good luck! [​IMG]

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