Age of pullet if adding to flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kscottjoyce, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if anyone knows how old a pullet should be if being introduced into a flock of 3 hens and a rooster?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Generally, it's best if they are roughly the same size as the adults. I've integrated mine at 13 weeks, but I give them a period of time before that where they can see each other, but not interact. Then I slip them on the roost at night. The new ones do take some abuse until the pecking order is reestablished.
     

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