integrating flocks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tenmore, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 12 hens to which I want to introduce 15 7 week old pullets. Pullets have been out side in brooder:D coop. Since day one with access to their own run for 4 weeks now. Hens all free range all day which gives them access to the pullets run. When can I turn them in together?
     
  2. Tenmore

    Tenmore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] here you can see that when the hens are out they have access to pullets and this coop sits 7 ft. from main coop and main run.
     
  3. DanvilleHealer

    DanvilleHealer New Egg

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    I was wondering about the same issue. I have two four year old hens and 8 new babes that are currently 7 weeks old. Would it be ok to let them into the same coop and run? The older girls free range during the day now and was not sure if I could put the youngsters out with them. I would not want the little ones to free range yet, as I would prefer them to be full grown. Is this a good idea?
    Any input would be appreciated.
     

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