Introducing new birds to older ones

StaatsFarms

Songster
10 Years
Jun 30, 2009
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Nebraska
i have 12 9 week old chicks, some standards and a few bantams. at what point can i put them with the older hens(which are all standards)? and when can i switch them over from starter feed to the layer that the older girls are getting
 

NonnasBabies

Muddy Acre Farms
10 Years
Sep 20, 2009
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Pride, La.
I mix mine when the one's I'm adding are almost as big as the other or around 16 weeks! I feed them all Flock Raiser and have oyster shell free choice for my layers!!

Good Luck

Missi
 

Opa

Opa-wan Chickenobi
12 Years
May 11, 2008
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458
336
Howell Michigan
I have to agree that to risk adding birds of widely different sizes is a recipe for disaster. I always wait until they are at least 16 weeks old.
 

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