age of chicks...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Myst4, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age is safe to add chicks to my flock of adults. My older chicks will be 6 weeks old this Sunday coming and have just a hint of fluff. When all of their fluff is gone, when can I add them to my flock? Do I have to wait until they are adults?
     
  2. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I added introduced mine when they were afew weeks and now they are with the others all the time ( they are about 7 weeks now) I watched them to begin with to check the others didn't hurt them. They did peck them a bit if there was food involved but have adapted well now. [​IMG]
     
  3. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is encouraging info.....mine seem to want to get out of the pen they are in. I should introduce them at night though,shouldn't I?
     
  4. Joy1

    Joy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes:D
     
  5. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks...I hope they other don't peck them too much. But I am extremely worried about my adult roo(their father) attacking and hurting the roo chicks.
     

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