Integrating Baby chicks into the flock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LynnPG, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. LynnPG

    LynnPG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I add two month old chicks with four and five month old chickens?
     
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  2. sawilliams

    sawilliams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure. I move 5 week chicks in with 9 month girls this summer. Just make sure theyes have plenty of space and try to provide some places for the Littles to hide (plywood or something against sides of the coop and run). You might want to pin off a small area (with chicken wore or hard wire) in the coop for the babies to start in and give them all a week or 2 to adjust to each other presence. After a few days make some small holes the littles can start passing through, big enough for the Littles but 2 small for the bigs. A few weeks and all the littles should start finding thier place in the flock.
     

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