chick age to introduce to grown hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kscottjoyce, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

    212
    0
    99
    Feb 22, 2011
    Townsend
    Just wondering if anyone can give advice on the best age that a chick can be introduced to a flock of hens. These are Rhode Island Reds. Thank you for any help!
     
  2. NASIR

    NASIR Out Of The Brooder

    20
    0
    22
    Jun 17, 2011
    PALMDALE
    I Wiat Till They Are About 8 Weeks Old
     
  3. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chillin' With My Peeps

    212
    0
    99
    Feb 22, 2011
    Townsend
    That is good news since they are now 8 weeks old! thank you!
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    5,493
    59
    268
    Mar 28, 2011
    MN
    My integration is not going well. It's much better if you wait to at least 3-5 months. Then they are old enough to defend themselves. If I didn't keep mine separated by the dog kennel, I'd have dead chicks for sure! My older ones are currently 13 weeks and the youngest is 7 weeks.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by