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Adding new chicks/chickens to a flock! Need some help/advice!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickensss, May 10, 2016.

  1. chickensss

    chickensss In the Brooder

    Aug 15, 2014
    So, I am interested in incubating some eggs for some new chicks. I currently have 7 chickens, 6 hens and a rooster, but my coop is fairly small, with little grass space because they are free roaming chickens. But, I wanted to add three more chicks to the flock but I'm not sure how or when to. My chickens get territorial when ducks land in my yard, so I don't know if this is even a great idea. So, my main questions are,
    -When would it be good to introduce the new chicks/chickens to the existing flock?
    -How do I introduce them, anyway?
    -Is this even a good idea, considering my coop is small with very little outdoor space?
    -How old should they be when I introduce them?(My current chickens are about two years old) Thank you for any input, and any advice would be great! Thanks again

  2. micah wotring

    micah wotring Crowing

    Apr 6, 2015
    WV boy here!
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