Integrating 3-month and 5-month-olds.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MrsBrooke, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    Hey, y'all!

    This weekend (Sept 14), we will be driving to pick up our first trio of Black Australorps - two hens and a rooster. They are five months old.

    Next weekend (Sept 21), we will be driving to pick up our second quartet of BAs - all four are hens. They are three months old.

    What is the best way to integrate birds that are relatively close in age? :)


    - MrsB
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Probabl to turn them all loose in as large an area as you can, provide at least two different food/water stations and some distractions like a hanging cabbage, a flock block, some items to jump on or hide in, etc.

    You can also set them all on the roost after dark and hope the recognize each other by morning.

    Chances are there will be some noise and pecking for a few days, then all will settle down. Good luck!

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