introducing new birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by awesomefowl, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    i have five 8 week old pullets and am thinking of getting a few new baby chicks. will the pullets beat them up? how would this work? i wouldn't put them in the coop till they were old though.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    You would want to quarantine the new babies for 30 days, away from the pullets. Then you could put the new babies in a cage next to/in the coop with the bigger kids for a few days---usually you will want to wait until they are all approximately the same size before you toss them all in.
     

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