how old do you think

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by judd, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. judd

    judd New Egg

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    how old do my chics need to be b4 i put them in the coop wth the older hens i dnt want them to kill the chics:)
     
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  2. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    I'm a newbie, so I can't give you any tried and true advice, but there are TONS of posts o this on this site. Just do a search...good luck!!
     
  3. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always been told when they are about the same size.
     
  4. judd

    judd New Egg

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    preciate ye
     
  5. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    The chicks need to be about the size of the hens. This is so they can defend themselves & vie for pecking order.
     
  6. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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  7. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They shouldn't be small enough to be hurt by the other chickens too much so you need to look at your smallest baby and look at the biggest one outside.
    Also, you need to take in consideration temperature. Wait until they are 6 to 8 weeks old before you put them outside.
     

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