Age and Introductions.

NikkiBoyce 2012

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How difficult is it to introduce new chicks to a flock? In light of me accidentally receiving the Cochin(?) or Brahma(?) chicks they will be almost 3 weeks older than the EE I am getting. Or will they still be young enough it won't matter?
 

Judy

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That isn't a lot of age difference. It may depend more on how much size difference there is. In the end, we can only guess; chickens aren't that predictable. But it's quite possible that some severe damage will start, and it's best you be prepared to house them separately for days or even weeks, and let them live side by side. Here's a thread that discussed this:

https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/803815/integrating-two-groups/0_20
 

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