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Adding new chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wendychicklawyr, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to add 3 month olds to my 2 month old pullets ..we have a large run and 12/6 coop ..anyone do this?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many do it all the time. You should have enough room to make a pen in the coop so the new pullets can get acclimated and the ones you have now acquainted with them. A week or so should be enough time. If you have a large run as well of free range you can just let them mingle after the week.
     
  3. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thx I did it yesterday .. I let them free range together and they all went nite nite together. Only one bossy butt the light brahma ..I just think she was hungry and was guarding her food .. I hope lol
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is a food guarder put a second feeder out, and drive her nuts running from one to the other. They can do that with water also.
     
  5. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank u that is what I was thinking .. I have them free ranging now to lower the stress they were never outside...so far she is much calmer and happier ..my cochin is bossier today lol
     
  6. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed the 2 flocks are staying separate..how long does that last?
     
  7. big worm

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    Mine stayed seperate for about 6 weeks. I'm sure it varies though
     
  8. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so they will join up lol omg I feel bad for the new ones they want to run around with the other girls!
     

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