Introducing baby chicks to bigger chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stone_family3, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three 4 week old chicks, when and how do I introduce them to their new coop makes who are 15ish weeks old (roo and hen).
     
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I would wait until they are fully feathered with adult feathers.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I would wait until they are close to the same size to be together. You can raise them together but separately with fencing or deer netting to keep the little ones safe because they will be picked on. This will ease the transition down the road since they will have be around the others.
     
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! I will be making a mini fenced area in the coop tomorrow. I want them to spend time together especially since it will be warm out and they can spend some time outside.
     

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