Intoduction to small flock?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by coltsmom, May 17, 2011.

  1. coltsmom

    coltsmom Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2011
    Okay so I should know how to do this but thought I'd get some feedback. I have 2 6wkold EE's very small 1/4 size of my 6 SL's. They are going out during the day and stay in wire dog kennel next to my coop where my SL's pullets have well established there home and routine. I let each one of the SL's in the dog crate with food and the babies one at a time. No problems. I let the chicks out with the whole crew today and they were ignored by the bigger pullets. Plan on doing this supervised for another week.
    Should I let the little guys in the coop with one big bird at a time and watch behavior next.? The chicks will never be as big as pullets even as adults. So worried about my babies.
    Whoda thought I would fall for them so.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    How old are the sex links?

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