Introducing my babies to the big dogs...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Farm Frenzy, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 two month old chicks and I was wondering if it would be okay to introduce them into the flock yet? They've been in a rabbit cage in the coop, so the others have seen them.
     
  2. sillyovrsilkies

    sillyovrsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since you've had them in the coop already, it might not be as hard to introduce them into the flock as it would be if the others hadn't already gotten used to seeing them. Just be cautious with any roosters and the young'uns...they can be a little rough! :)
     
  3. since you have had them in the coop already it should be pretty easy
     
  4. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys, I thought it would be ok I just wanted to double check. I do have a rooster actually, but the hens are more aggressive then he is.
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what i was wondering too, (im hatching my own eggs) the older hens are mean to each other, so how would you get them to get along with the younger chickens?
     
  6. Zigmont

    Zigmont Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess all flocks are different, but it has taken us four months to fully integrate our pullets to the flock. Every time I tried, the bigger ones would beat them up and not let them eat or drink. They roosted together at night And free ranged fine, but I worried during the day when I was at work all day. Their pen is adjacent, so they see each other all day. We finally are integrated. My point is, don't rush it, if they look like they are getting hurt or are not able to eat, separate them. Two months is pretty young. Mine think I am their mother and fly onto my head when they get scared of the others.
     

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