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adding chicks to young hen population

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mbputnam, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. mbputnam

    mbputnam Hatching

    Sep 19, 2010
    I have just had to relocate my rooster and would like to add 2 new chicks. I have 3 pullets all hatched 6/18. is this a possibility?

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    First off, Welcome to BYC...[​IMG] from AZ[​IMG]

    I don't put younger chicks with older ones until the younger ones are at least 16 weeks.

    Others have done it successfully, I have not. When I wait till they are 16 weeks there is still a week of picking and pecking but that ends and all will be well.
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    I have added 1 month old babies in with adults chickens, they are all still alive. [​IMG]

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