Adding to the flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by julia tayloe, May 2, 2016.

  1. julia tayloe

    julia tayloe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. Everyone, I just. Joined! Is it safe to put an adult chicken in a outdoor pen with 6 week
    Old chicks for a few minutes as a way of introducing them? I would love advice, thanks
    Julia
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. julia tayloe

    julia tayloe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I read the article' but what do you think? Should we try it or not? Or should we curtain off the coop when they get bigger?
     
  4. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you put screen up between them so they can see each other, but not get to each other? Do that for at least a week if possible so they can get used to each other before they actually interact.

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    No the older bird(s) will probably bully or peck them too death. A curtain would be useless. You need to partition the area with wire fencing so the older bird can see them without injuring them., etc. The best way is the "Look but don't touch," method of integration.- you can use the search box to find it.
     

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