adding new chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nkcsweetie, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. nkcsweetie

    nkcsweetie Out Of The Brooder

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    Right now I have 4 chicks about 5 weeks old..next week im picking up a couple more chicks but they will be just a few days old..my question is do i need to separate the chicks? if so how long..i'm just afraid the older ones might pick on the babies...thanks
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Yes. At this point, you may need to separate them until they are equal or close to equal in size.
     
  3. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hard time adding chicks last year when mine were 5/6 weeks old! They pecked and took many weeks to add them safely
    I then added two adults when all mine were grown and it was easy!
    I lost a few birds and have 6 grown hens and got 3 chicks who are now a week old they will have to get introduced slowly and won't spent time in the coop until they are probably 16 weeks old.
    We free range daily so that when I will im introduce them
     

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