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Dont know what to name this one!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChaseAndDreamer, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. ChaseAndDreamer

    ChaseAndDreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered 105 assorted chicks (chickens) 2 didnt make it so we are left with 103 10-11 day old chicks
    We ordered around the same amount 2 other times and we where loosing 1 to 2 chicks a day. And where left with 10 chickens both times and after fox coyotes hawks and a border collie mix we have in total 10 adult birds. The only difference this time in raising them is we didnt get them vaccinated.

    The chick pin was big enough for the other batches because we didnt have alot left.
    The pin is almost to small. When will it be okay to put them with the others?
     
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  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Usually introducing new chickens that you have raised from chicks -- you would wait unti they are about 16 weeks old, and full sized so they wouldn't be picked on by vastly bigger chickens.

    Not sure I understood completely - but do you have 10 adult chickens left from two previous batches of 100 chickens...so you have lost 190 chicks? That IS a lot of loss. So now you have 103 moore chickens and need to know when to put them with the 10 adults, but the pen seems like it will be too small?

    Give your BYC readers the dimensions...that will help a little bit. There are different formulas and part depends on how much time the chickens spend outside the coop - as time in a fenced yard, chicken run or free ranging.

    Anothr rule of thumb is that chicks are usually fully feathered at about 4-weeks old (different breeds may vary) -- and so they should be able to go out to the coop/run when they are 4 weeks old.
     
  3. ChaseAndDreamer

    ChaseAndDreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes we have had a lot off loss vaccinating them.We didnt and now we have 103 chicks..... the adult chicken pen is big enough for 250 chickens its the baby pen that is to small for all the chicks to stay in till they are about the same size as the others.

    Understand? Or am i still being confusing?
     
  4. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Thisk I've got it now....

    Any chance to swap the pens -- put the adults in the smaller pen and the babies in the bigger one?
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  5. ChaseAndDreamer

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    I thought about that but the baby pen is in a shed and its not very big probably to small for all the adult hens (They are fat)

    The hens shouldnt hurt them to bad right? As long as we keep the chiks in the baby pen till 3 weeks and leave the smaller ones in the pen to grow more?
     
  6. ChaseAndDreamer

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    Oh and our last batch we put with the adults, the adults where really mean but they didnt kill any chicks
    (Chicks where 5 weeks)

    So three weeks for the bigger chicks shouldnt be a problem?
     
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