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can i introduce new chicken?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by szy.cpr, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. szy.cpr

    szy.cpr Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 5 3 month old chicks ,they are quite big and have been out side for a while, i want to get 2 RIR, can i just put them in with the other chickens or will this cause problems, oh the RIR will be grown chickens
     
  2. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to quarantine the new birds for at least a month before putting them in with the flock.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=12751

    Once you've done that and no problems have showed up, the new ones should have some sort of enclosure in with the 3 month olds so that they can get used to each other without being able to kill each other. [​IMG]

    Good luck.
     

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