Adding new chicks to 1yr old flock!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aliena614, May 24, 2008.

  1. aliena614

    aliena614 Songster

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    getting new chicks on the 29th! I know they are to stay safe and warm until they get adult feathers but when and how should i add them to my flock of 5 1yr old white rock hens? [​IMG]
     
  2. mycountrycabin

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    when i introduce chickens to a flock i put a cage in the pen with the new chickens in it,or sometimes i take them out to the pen and let them run around in their until the other chickens get used to them?(method1 is easier)
     
  3. aliena614

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    thanks dillon! I have a huge yard so your 2 step program sounds good! hope theres no fighting!

    in addition to the 6 new golden buff chicks im getting 2 RIR's who are a year old! Very unexpected but they needed a new home quick! due to some zoning issues their current owners are having! stupid code inforcers! [​IMG]
     

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