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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Moesmom12, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Moesmom12

    Moesmom12 Out Of The Brooder

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    In the future I would like to incubate and hatch my own chicks! But with the BR breed i hear its not often they go broody.
    Anyhow, the question is, can you put day-week old chicks with the rest of the flock or is that a HUGE no-no?
    Of course I have not done this and I wont anytime soon due to the fact my hens have not even begun laying yet nor has my BR Roo matured yet.[​IMG]
    The poor guy just learned he could cockle-doodle-doo a few days ago LOL
    Any advice on the subject would be appreciated!!
    TY in advance
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome

    I recommend you check out the Learning Centre, it is a great resource :
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    And no, I would not put chicks in with adults until they can stick up for themselves. Otherwise they are prone to bullying.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Not only would young chicks be bullied, they would probably wind up dead. You have to integrate new & old birds as a gradual process. I believe barred rocks are not a broody breed. Most frequent broodies, are silkies, cochins ,buff orps. You can't make a hen go broody but, the three breeds I mentioned generally do so regularly.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have sound advice already. If you search "integrating new chickens" you will find some very articles that should guide you in the right direction.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x2 on drumstick diva's advice. Until the little are old enough to protect themselves, you'll have to do it or they'll end up hurt.

    Good luck!
     

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