adding to the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gonzo, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Southwestern, In
    Would it be okay to add a 14 week old Buff Brahmas, and 14week old polish to my flock? I have several different breeds. My Standard Blue Cochins are about 20 months old, and everyone else is about 9 months old? [​IMG]
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    As long as you introduce them slowly, it should be fine. Definitely keep them contained elsewhere away from the other birds for a while until you make sure they are healthy, etc., first, though.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    the South
    I have found it best to wait until the pullets are between 18 and 20 weeks old before being added to the flock. Mixing ages is always somewhat risky; so, it is best if they are older. Personally, I think 14 weeks is too young, but you might not have any trouble at all. saladin

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