Baby chicks young hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RachaelS, May 19, 2011.

  1. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some that hatched today at what point can I put them with the two 3 month old hens I have? No adults in the mix, my first flock.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, I don't put chicks of different ages together unless they are close to the same size. The bigger ones can literally kill the smaller ones, or injure them very badly. If you absolutely HAVE to put them together, make sure you have a good hiding place that the smaller chicks can run under, that is too short for the larger ones, and you should have food and water under there for them.......

    Good luck to you!

    Sharon
     
  3. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I don't have to for a little bit so I will wait as long as possible
     
  4. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry " I do have a little bit" [​IMG]
     
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    paigeandclyde Out Of The Brooder

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    but when are they old enough to stay outside without a heat lamp?
     

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