In the Brooder
- Sep 7, 2013
what shall i do? i just let my 5 week chicks into the coop. they got hit continuously and it keeps on happening
5 weeks is way too young to be put in with adult birds. I've had best luck waiting until the littles are roughly the same size, around 16 weeks. they need to be penned elsewhere until then, preferably somewhere the older birds can still see them to get used to them.