Integrating young birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by enggass, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Mid-Coast Maine
    I will be hatching out some birds this Spring and need some advice.
    I will not be able to hatch all at the same time due to incubator capacity.
    My intention is to hatch out two batches in a row, making the second batch of chicks 3 weeks+/- younger than the first batch.
    From what I have read here, I will not be able to put the newbies in the brooder with first batch right away.
    I would like to integrate them with each other as soon as I can however, because I then have to integrate all of these with my current 5 birds(who will then be a year old).
    THEN... I plan on slowly acclimating the new hatches with my current birds so that they can all co-habitate by around 5 months of age.

  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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