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HELP with FIRST TIME CHIC PARENTING

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by luvmynewchics, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. luvmynewchics

    luvmynewchics New Egg

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    My Husband and I are first time chicken and chic parents. We have 7 full grown chickens outside. 1 rooster (Petey) and 6 hens. About 2 weeks ago we got 6 baby chic's and they are doing great. Right now we are trying to figure out when and how to incorporate the baby chic's with the grown ones. Will the rooster and hens hurt our baby's? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the flock!!


    i wouldn't recommend trying to integrate them till the chicks have fully feathered out and then do it by placing them in a cage next to the others, then as they get accustomed to one another (over a few weeks) you can make an opening big enough for the younger birds to get though but not the bigger chickens so they can venture in and intermingle but still have a safe get away.
     
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  3. luvmynewchics

    luvmynewchics New Egg

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    Thank you VERY much. I guess it's time to be looking into how to make Our baby's a new home. They are all starting to feather very fast. So at least the construction part of it can start.
     
  4. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck and again, welcome to the flock.
     
  5. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] x2 on JetCat's advice.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You've received some good advice so I'll just say hello and thank you for joining us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - in support of the advice already given, there are lots of articles threads if you search "integrating new chickens" - some great resources here.


    All the best
    CT
     

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