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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 Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    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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