How old should my babies be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BetsyB3, May 27, 2008.

  1. BetsyB3

    BetsyB3 In the Brooder

    May 22, 2008
    How old do my chicks have to be before I put them in the coop with the full grown hens?
  2. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    How old are yours now and how old are the ones in the run? I understand that the new kids should be about the same size before you put them together. I have 6 week old girls now and I am getting 6 more 1 day olds in a month and although they will all be in the same coop I will have them in a good size covered pen /brooder where the new girls can see out and the them 10 week olds can see them but will not be able to get to them and I will not let them together until the babies are about 8 weeks old or more and able more to defend themselves. I have been told that the old timers will peck the stuffin out of them if they are too little. But that is a very good question and I am curious as to what others suggest as I will need advice on mixing the flock in about 2 months time as I will have 14 weekers and 1 monthers also. Trudy [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 27, 2008

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