How young is too young to go outside?

krazycricket21

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I have 7 different chicks that i want to put outside.
They will have plenty of different areas for shelter.
I only have two adult hens (one has already adopted one of the chicks).
They are different breeds (cochin/silkie mix, EEer, cornish cross, NHR/Buff Orph mix).
Is it too early to put them out there together?
They are 2-3 months old.
 

chubbydog811

Songster
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Dec 24, 2008
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If they are roughly the same size (or the chicks are bigger) it would probably be safe to start mixing them. If possible, maybe section off a part of your coop so that they can see each other, but not with them, and start getting used to each other. I usually dont mix mine until they are 4-6 months old, but mine are usually very different sizes, and the older chickens beat on the younger ones....

Hope that helps!
 

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