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Introducing chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kambi, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Kambi

    Kambi In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2007
    I know that u can't mix a flock of hens to an established flock. But can you introduce chicks? Will they be rejected or possibly killed like adults? Or will the mother instinct take over? If they can be introduced,what age should they be? Thanks for any suggestions for this rookie.
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    the chicks have tobe close to the size of the hens.an they need tobe in a pen in the henhouse for 2wks or so.so the older hens can see an get used to them.then when you introduce them do it at nite.itll cut down on the fights.an also give the new chicks a place to hide from the old hens.

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