Integration success!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by imneva, May 25, 2019.

  1. imneva

    imneva Songster

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    CA4FAAC4-A171-4644-BA53-1217793D520D.jpeg 508EDF54-5681-43E4-AA04-CB42A3E35655.jpeg 5F3C07DE-0C74-44F1-B241-826D17DB7B81.jpeg 2B6B5636-5FA8-4504-81EA-98B4909B0339.jpeg CA4FAAC4-A171-4644-BA53-1217793D520D.jpeg here’s my story and i’m sticking to it! I have to admit I was full of trepidation. I was sure of issues occurring.
    1 I moved the 4 weekers out to the coop but kept them within a dog cage kennel thing. On warm pretty days I put them in the run in an exterior broader run of their own. At all times look no touchy. I did this for a month. I then added obstacles to the run as well as hiding spots. Well,yesterday evening just before beddy by time I opened the teeny chicken door flaps I made in their exterior brooder in the run. They stepped in and out on their own. The 3 later roosting ladies totally ignored them. After the big girls were all roosting I put the babies into their night time interior brooder within the coop. This morning I simply opened their brooder door and let them out. The big girls could have cared less. I stayed and watched for an hour or so. Zero incidents !The babies even went to roost with the big girls! Life is good!
     

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    :thumbsup My integration is simple most years. Glad yours was easy too.
     
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  3. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    I’m glad that I’m not the only one that uses duck tape on the chicken wire/hardware clothe. I use duck tape fore everything, (watch out MacGyver!!!) I hope my integration goes as smoothly, I have about 3 more weeks to find out!!
     
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  4. Icantraisechickenshelp

    Icantraisechickenshelp In the Brooder

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    Yay! Congrats!
     
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  5. harmonyp

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    Thanks for the duct tape idea - I have endless amounts of it and now have a new way to use it.

    Nice work - congrats on the successful integration!
     
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  6. imneva

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    I was in the Navy. Duct tape, rtv, zip ties and a hammer could fix just about everything lol
     
  7. Stacyoung13

    Stacyoung13 Crowing

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    Zip ties are my number 2 go to, and pieces of wire is always good, too!!
     
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  8. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    Every toolbox needs two things; Duct tape & WD-40. If it's stuck and it shouldn't be, squirt it with WD-40, for everything else, duct tape.
     
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