how old?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hchorselover, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 6 hens that are about 6 months old. One of them was supposed to be a rooster but turned out to be a hen so we got 2 new chickens a rooster and a hen, and I was just wondering how old they have to be when we introduce them into the coop and won't get picked on or hurt by the older hens? (their one week old now) thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally, I believe it's more of a size thing than an age thing...so when they are close to the same size as the others, then you can introduce them. I hope that helps!
     
  3. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and they're probably STILL going to get picked on at first!
     
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  4. hchorselover

    hchorselover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks @peepswiththepoof [​IMG]
     
  5. sprawli

    sprawli Out Of The Brooder

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    peepswiththepoof is right on! That's been my experience, too!
     

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