Adding new chickens to flock

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

  1. girlyq

    girlyq Hatching

    Mar 8, 2011
    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

    May 26, 2011
    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

    Feb 26, 2011
    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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