introducing juveniles to juveniles?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stonewall460, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. stonewall460

    stonewall460 New Egg

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    i have two chickens that are about 2-1/2 months old. a friend has a few " accidental " chickens that are about 6 months old she is willing to give us. is it ok to add the older ones? maybe 2 or 3 hens and a roo.
     
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    3 Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I introduced 6 week olds to 6 week olds without incident. They all just stared at each other for a while and then all started eating. I'm certainly not an expert, but I would just be careful about the other flock and how they were cared for...diseases and sicknesses introduced to your chickens would be a cause for concern.
     
  3. redhawknc1

    redhawknc1 Out Of The Brooder

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    close to the same age is a big plus, but I still find introducing newcomers to the flocks hard most of time!
     
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    redhawknc1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My iPad doesn't seem to be posting properly...
     

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