Introducing new chickens, beginers question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sandbellie, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Hey all.
    So I have two hens living with a friend right now since
    I am in the process of moving. My friend (the one who has my hens)
    has a large flock of chickens. When Im done moving,
    I'm obviously taking my girls back. When I get my new coop
    built at my new home and get my two hens settled,
    I'm going to be getting some new chickens.
    (younger than one year old). I'll be done moving in a
    few months. So my question is, should I keep my
    older hens from the newer babies away from each other
    for health reasons. I'm thinking about getting
    the new chicks from a hathchery, local feed store,
    or from an online service. (my pet

    Thanks guys.
  2. pkw

    pkw Songster

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    I would definitely keep them seperated if I were you. I have some older chicks (5 weeks) that I still won't introduce to my 1 week and 2 week olds. I can see them pecking the heck out of them and your older hens would be much bigger than a day old chick. I wouldn't chance it.
  3. cicene mete

    cicene mete Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
  4. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Quote:They will be much older than a day [​IMG]
  5. Cruizer1

    Cruizer1 In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2009
    Grand Rapids
    I have been working on this and all is going pretty good, except the big hens won't let the small ones eat. If they are in the run together they are fine till one of the younger chicks tries to get food and I have several feeders in there... I have a small area where the little ones can get to that has food and water, the young ones are 2 months old now.

    Any suggestions for this?????

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