Help with the babies

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tink, May 12, 2007.

  1. tink

    tink Songster

    May 12, 2007
    upstate SC
    What is the best way to introduce new 6week old babies to the 1yr olds? We have 1 rooster and 5 hens and just bought 4 babies.....thanks
  2. Hope0491

    Hope0491 Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    hmm.. Not sure on that... but I normally wait until my chicks are about 6 months old before I put them with my older ones.
  3. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV
    I'm having the same problem, I'm trying to get my 11 week olds to accept a 7 week old. I find it's very stressful. They pick on her during the day yet snuggle up right next to her on the roost at night. Of course, I set her on the roost after the bigger ones have already picked their spot.
    I would wait until the 6 week olds are bigger.
    Good luck.
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, you'll have to wait till the little ones are about 3-4 months old to start introducing them

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