Introducing new birds to older ones

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by StaatsFarms, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. StaatsFarms

    StaatsFarms Songster

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    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
     
  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    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
     
  3. StaatsFarms

    StaatsFarms Songster

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    wow!!! 16 weeks!?!?!? I was hoping a little sooner
     
  4. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    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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