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Getting more chickens. Already have 3.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chrisxweaver, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. chrisxweaver

    chrisxweaver In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2016
    I already have 3 chickens they are about 5 months and they are for eggs I want to get 2 more baby chickens and raise them for meat then in about 6-8 weeks then do the deed. My question is if i keep them separate like on the other side of the yard is that ok? Is there a possiblily of spreading desiese to my existing flock? And if they see eachother across the yard what will they do I have my existing flock behind chicken wire about 4 feet high and there flight wings are cut so is it safe to buy 2 more chicks and keep them separate?

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    If you are buying chicks it should be fine.

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