different age chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chris deiss, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. chris deiss

    chris deiss Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a quick question for all you chicken experts. Can I put my 1 1/2 month old hens in with my 3 month old hens ? This is my first time raising chickens and I don't want the wifes chickens to get killed or I might be next lol. Thanks for any advice
     
  2. Turner

    Turner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put them in a coop/pen where they can see each other and socialize through a partition (meet and greet) for a couple of weeks. The closer in size they are the easier the transition. Good Luck!
     
  3. 3rocksandme

    3rocksandme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had mine in viewing distance of each other for about 2 weeks before they were in together. They were about 6 weeks and 10 weeks when I finally let them in together. They do again. The older ones pick on the younger ones, but no bloodshed.
     
  4. chris deiss

    chris deiss Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the heads up!the older ones come to visit them every day they actually seem curious about them.the younger ones are in the garage in a pen and my others come by them 2-3 times a day to check them out and scratch around their pen just wondering if that counts
     

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