ncheek16

In the Brooder
Jan 29, 2017
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Hi everyone.
I raised all 6 of my barred rock girls up to this point (5 months) , from newborn chicks. And i also took a famoly members extra rooster for them :)They've finally began to lay eggs. Which has me hooked even more. So now I want more.

I'm looking to get a couple different docile breeds to add to my flock, probably about 6 or 8 more hens total.

How should I go about this ? I know I need to have them in the broader until they feather out, but I'm more worried about the introduction. Or would it not be as bad since my chickens are still young.?
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
6 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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My Coop
Do you have electric in your coop? You can brood in the coop if you do, which makes integration a non issue. The are a couple of great discussions on this here if you're interested
 

ncheek16

In the Brooder
Jan 29, 2017
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Yep! I've actually got a big barn and I turned a stall into the coop :) actually done it with 2 stalls, thenother for the ducks!
 

ncheek16

In the Brooder
Jan 29, 2017
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I'm assuming I need to put the whole flock back on starter as well, they free range mostly, but I got my first egg and switched them to organic layer
 

debid

Crowing
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Yes, when housing mixed ages together, everyone eats starter or all-flock and you make oyster shell available free choice. The laying hens will take the supplemental calcium, the rest ignore it.
 

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