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Help with the babies

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

  1. tink

    tink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Premium Member

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

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