Integrating

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

  1. Chicky Crazy

    Chicky Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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