How to Add Smaller chickens into Standard Flock?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ScrambledEggcre, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. ScrambledEggcre

    ScrambledEggcre Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a very small flock of 7 4 week old chicks. I'm looking to get some Silkie chicks or some Bantam Frizzles.... The question is:

    Should I get chicks that are older than the ones we have (so they will be bigger/the same size) or doesn't it matter?

    We have 2 buff orps, 2 Barred Rocks (one a roo, I think), 1 Ameraucana, 1 RIR, and 1 Black Sex link.

    TIA!!
     
  2. kcjones

    kcjones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 14 chicks last year, all around same age, then we added 4 smaller one's. they did get picked on some. The older birds didnt like it when they ran around an flapped their wings. I don't know if it would have been different if i got older birds. Is my second year having chickens
     
  3. ScrambledEggcre

    ScrambledEggcre Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it :)
     

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