hello new chicken parent here!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mommy25babies, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. mommy25babies

    mommy25babies Out Of The Brooder

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    We adopted two 4 month old pullets who just started laying last week. And bought two 8-10 weekers. We have had all four for two weeks. Both couplings are in seperate coops
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    with attached runs for socializing safely. When would be a good time to integrate? We already had pecking that drew a dot of blood on the side of craigena's head .I figured the littles were way to small. I'm planning on waiting a month at least..judging mainly on size..once the younger ones are of equal size to older girls. Right now they all four open roam co existing nicely in their seperate areas in our backyard. In the last week things have gone nicely since they socialize through the wire of their runs. These were taken last week so the little girls 8-10 wkers (craigena and lulu) have actually grown alot more ..the older girls 4 months (nutmeg and goldie).Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. mommy25babies

    mommy25babies Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome thank you!!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I hate bloodshed - maybe you could send them out in bullet proof vests or something.
     
  5. mommy25babies

    mommy25babies Out Of The Brooder

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    I completely agree. I do NOT want blood shed. I believe ill wait until their of the same size and continue to let them free roam co existing happily. I want the easiest transition for them ...as long as it takes.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Good luck with the future integration!
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you're doing the right thing. Best of luck and welcome to the site!
     

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