Introducing Baby Chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DillardHome, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. DillardHome

    DillardHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was pondering the idea of adopting some baby chicks in the spring to add to my current flock of 5 hens and two roosters. My hens are currently laying eggs and we could just try to hatch them. I was just curious if it would be a bad idea to introduce baby "outsiders" to the flock??? Anybody have experience in this, I obviously don't want the babies hurt or cause chaos to my flock. Thanks so much [​IMG]
     
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  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Any that you introduce need to be close to the same size as the current flock.

    Matt
     
  3. DillardHome

    DillardHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Matt. [​IMG] That answers my question. My current flock are adults.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They should be at least 16 weeks old.
     

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