Introducing 7 Week Old Chicks to Older Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ChickensRock01, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. ChickensRock01

    ChickensRock01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7, 7 week old chicks. Is it okay to introduce them to an older flock or would it be better to have them stay in a separate place? They have never seen each other before and i don't want the older chickens to bully the little ones. If it is possible for them to stay together, how?
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I wouldn't put them together until the chicks grow up to be a similar size. You can separate them using wire so they can slowly get used to each other first. Good luck to you!
     
  4. herechilychiky

    herechilychiky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    As liz said here, you will need to wait until they are of similar size to the rest of the flock before mixing. Here is a good article about combining new birds. This is also written if you are mixing in new birds you purchased from somewhere else. But in your case, you need to read the last part on mixing in the younger birds....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. ChickensRock01

    ChickensRock01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I read that article. Thanks for the answers! I will probably just keep them separated.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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