1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

chick age question.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by trinacsj24, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. trinacsj24

    trinacsj24 Out Of The Brooder

    30
    0
    24
    Jan 31, 2016
    How old should chicks be before they're good to go to the big coop outside.
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,438
    200
    198
    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Do u have other chickens outside in the big coop
     
  3. trinacsj24

    trinacsj24 Out Of The Brooder

    30
    0
    24
    Jan 31, 2016
    Yup. They are about 3 months just shy of 4. And the chicks are only 5 weeks.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

    8,919
    1,738
    388
    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I raise my baby chicks in close proximity to the adult flock so the flock knows the chicks from day one, and my chicks grow up observing the different members of the flock. Therefore, by the time I let them begin to mingle with the adults at age three weeks, the chicks know everyone and learn very quickly who to stay away from, and who they can trust.

    They have multiple access portals back into their safe pen that the adults can't fit through, so the chicks always have a safe refuge, and they don't have to compete for food and water since these are also in their safe pen.

    The safe pen serves the chicks until they reach three months of age, when they are almost full size.

    You can see pictures of it and read about the advantages of this "panic room" system of integration in my third article linked below this post.
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,438
    200
    198
    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Ok well I would wait another week and they should be good is there a rooster
     
  6. trinacsj24

    trinacsj24 Out Of The Brooder

    30
    0
    24
    Jan 31, 2016
    There is no rooster. But I'm worried one of the chicks are a roo. I have 2 brahma chicks and 3 frizzle chicks. The brahmas had to be separated from the frizzles because of them obsessively bullying the frizzs.
     
  7. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,438
    200
    198
    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    Ok well then I would try and see if there is anyway u could split the coop in half with so hardware cloth or chicken wire and then just keep them separated for about 4 days and then let them out and see how they do
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by