Introducing 6 chicks to 3 birds that are 10 weeks older...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by susanah, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. susanah

    susanah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have them in the same run with a chicken wire separation right now. Chicks are
    3 weeks old. Older birds are 13 weeks old. All are bantams. Of the older birds, 2 are
    male, 1 female. All younger ones are female.
    - Do you think it will be any harder or easier to mix groups since the older ones are mostly male?
    - How long would you wait before putting them together?
    - Do you think they will ever be one flock since they are only 10 weeks apart? Or will
    they probably just coexist seperately. I was hoping the roos might help protect the
    babies one day.
    -Do roos get involved in pecking order? Or is that just a hen thing.

    Thanks for any and all advice!
     

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