Introducing new chicks to young pullets

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kidsdogsandchickens, May 12, 2011.

  1. Kidsdogsandchickens

    Kidsdogsandchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    We started out with 3 chicks. One turned out to be a roo. They are now 9 weeks and have been in the coop for two weeks now. We are going to be getting 3 more pullets this weekend...around two weeks old. How do I go about introducing the new ones to the original two? Should I keep them in their brooder but in site of the older pullets? Keep them separated until they are older?

    Thanks for the info.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I would put them next to each other, separated by something like chicken wire, and let them get accustomed to each other. It might work fine to mix them after a few days, or they might need a lot longer, just depends on the chickens.
     

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