introducing leghorns

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by antlerss, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. antlerss

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    I have 25 leghorns used for egg production . They are 18 months old and doing well. I am in the process of raising 25 new leghorns (same sex as the older ones ) and want to introduce them into the older group when they are say 6 weeks old. Can i do this? How does one go about this? what warning signs are there?
     
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    In my experience 6 weeks is way too young. I've had dead chicks this way and it's quite distressing. It's usually best to wait until everyone is roughly the same age and the babies no longer cheep--say around 4 months.

    How much space do you have? 50 birds need a LOT of room to avoid overcrowding issues.
     

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