can I coop 3 month old birds and one week old chicks together?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by marliah, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. marliah

    marliah Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2- 3 month old white longhorn hens

    and 6 mixed breed layer chicks about a week - 2weeks old. Can they all be housed together or will the big gals pick on/kill the babies?

    They have been next to each other for 3 days now (the bigger two are in a dog kennel inside the coop so they have met the little ones, but the little ones can hide).

    Thoughts?

    - Marliah
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I personally say that if they have to be cooped, that is too much of an age and size difference.
     
  3. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    I think the big ones will hurt the little ones. You are better off to wait until the little ones can stand up for themselves.
     
  4. marliah

    marliah Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks [​IMG] thats what I thought, but figured no harm in asking [​IMG]

    Thanks again!
     

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