chick age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vicmower, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. vicmower

    vicmower Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    When is a young chicken old enough to put in with the grown chickens? Thanks
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I usually wait until they are close to laying age (16-20 wks), so that they can be on the same feed. Plus they are close enough in size to protect themselves a bit from being harrassed.

  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I do the same as Jody.....I wait till they're pretty much the same size.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yep, about the same size when they have to share the same night coop. They start to free range together as soon as they don't need heat, but I don't recommend that unless you have ALOT of area for the birds and they can stake out their own areas.

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