Adding new chickens to flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by girlyq, May 26, 2011.

  1. girlyq

    girlyq Hatching

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    Put 4 roosters and 7 pullets (3 months old Rhodies) in with 8 Comets (2years) after several weeks they tolerate each other for the most part.
    But I want to add 10 Isas (20 wks) and six others (8 wks) to the flock Wil the roosters hurt the young ones?
    Is this unwise?
     

  2. buckboy101

    buckboy101 Chirping

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    If possible you need to put the new chickens with one or two of your current hens for a couple of days and then when you put them back in the coop, they shouldn't get picked on
     
  3. poultryluvr18

    poultryluvr18 In the Brooder

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    One thing that I could add on to duckboy101 is I put my chicks in wire cages for a day inside the coop so they all kinda get used to each other a little more. I also leave the cages in for about a week so they can kind of hide if needed. They'll still get picked on, but hopefully not as much.
     

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