Adding new to existing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by madmantrapper, May 19, 2010.

  1. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do you folks add the new chickens to existing flocks?
     
  2. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Chillin' With My Peeps

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    straight away, at night time on the day you get them.
     
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  4. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These birds are chicks now. How old do you let them get before putting them with the existing.
     
  5. MrRushed

    MrRushed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 RIR they are about 20 weeks or so, I just introduced 4 8 week old Barred Rocks. I put them in a small cage in the run for a few days so it wouldn't be such a shock to the RIR and then let them go . The barred Rocks got kicked arround a little at first but now thier fine they just have to get farmilual with each other. The natural pecking order process allways seems to happen.
     
  6. HennyPenny2

    HennyPenny2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:How do you keep the younger ones from eating the laying feed? I have 6 7 week old chicks that I want to put let in the big coop/run (right now separated at the end of the run and in dog kennel at night). I was told they can't eat the laying feed that I have for the older hens.
     
  7. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TTT

    looking for input
     

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