introducing new chicks to the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tree48, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. tree48

    tree48 New Egg

    Mar 20, 2012
    How do you introduce new chicks to the flock?
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put them in cages in the coop for about a week and get them used to each other, then let them mingle, usually freeing them in late evening after dark when all is quiet. When they wake up in the morning there will be a new pecking order established but as long as there is no blood I don't worry. Mine are free ranged so they can go their separate ways if necessary.

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