Introducing new chicks to young pullets

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

  1. Kidsdogsandchickens

    Kidsdogsandchickens Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    United States
    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    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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