How long should I keep 5 week Australorps from rest of flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pooponshoe, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe In the Brooder

    Nov 26, 2007
    Saint Augustine, FL
    I have 6 Black Australorps, grown 3 white plymouth rocks, 6 game hens. The game hens raised their own so not quite sure about these new ones.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Let them get to know each other in the yard for a month or so and as soon as they are the same size or about 12-16 weeks old, you can put them together at night. There will be pecking, heads in corner, and bloodied combs, but this is natural.

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