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Chicks To Pullets- Integrating.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Howlet, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Howlet

    Howlet Chirping

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    How should i introduce 6 pullets to an established flock of 5 hens?? i dont want anyone to get hurt and i allready know about hiding spots etc
     
  2. GNRMorgans

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    If your pullets are close to the size of the hens, then I would go ahead and add them in. I have had the best results by adding them in a group in the late evening when the rest are all ready starting to roost and the light is low. I have also added a small group by first putting them in a dog crate and leaving them in the coop for a half hour first, and then letting them go. There is always a bit of a fuss, but I have found that as long as I have a couple of water stations and a couple of feed stations, AND the youngers are close to the size of the adult hens, then they eventually settle and do ok.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Howlet

    Howlet Chirping

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    well i dont have them yet- im getting them next spring. There is a run, but its square and not the biggest.
     
  4. Howlet

    Howlet Chirping

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    well i dont have them yet- im getting them next spring. There is a run, but its square and not the biggest.
     

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