Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicky Crazy, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Songster

    Feb 27, 2013
    I've have four chicks that are eight weeks old. I want to integrate them with them to my three other two year old hens. Currently four but one will be butchered before integrating (I gave her a good life and she's so mean to me! Besides I'm sure she would murder the chicks anyway). I want to know when I should start integrating and how. Thank you, I just want them to like each other.
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    I have a short video in my tagline about how we integrate. I'm sure there are other ways, but this works well for us. We keep the little ones in a separate coop/shelter with a fence around them, but inside the big chickens' run. Your big chickens can still do some serious damage to your little ones, so you want to be careful. I wouldn't fully integrate them until they're around 12-14 weeks. Good luck with your new ones!

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