can i put a 21 week old hen in with a 27 week old hen??

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  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi
    i have 7 japanese bantams (12 week old) and i pick out the of my fav hens and i think about put her in with my white japanese breeding pair
    can i do this will she be able to stand up for herself?
    the breeding pair are 26-27 weeks old
    thnaks
     
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  2. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone
     
  3. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone has to know
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    I'm confused.... Are they 21 weeks out like the title of the thread or 12 weeks old like you wrote in the post???
     
  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Yeah, which is it?

    If they are he same size, and eating the same food then I'd say it would be fine.
     
  6. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:sorry i mean they are 12 weeks old
     
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    You will find the older birds will pick on the younger one, but if they have plenty of room, they should survive and things will smooth out.........Pop
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:sorry i mean they are 12 weeks old

    So if I read your post correctly your talking about adding 7 12 weeks olds with one 27 week old hen right?? They should be fine. Like Pop said make sure they have plenty of room.
     

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