Integrating flock????

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Barred Babies, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    I've been sitting here reading all the different posts on how to integrate new chickens. I know that your supposed to wait till they are approximately the same size as the older ones! Most things that I have read most are integrating a couple of new chickens to the existing flock. What do you do if your integrating 15 new ones to 4??

    O.K. Here's my dilemma.... I have 15 - 7 weeks old babies.. The brooder that their in is 2 1/2 ft x 2 1/2 ft x 7 ft. I believe that in the next few weeks their going to be busting out the seams of that brooder.. So i'm not really sure that I can wait till there 18-20 weeks old. I have 4 - 3 hens & 1 roo about 5-7 months old.

    I've seen a couple of suggestions to make hiding spots for the younger ones and thought I might try that but I'm not really sure what else to try!

    What might your suggestions be to this little problem i'm facing??

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