Introducing new flock members?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochicks, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. cochicks

    cochicks Chirping

    Jul 25, 2010
    Colorado Springs
    We currently have three mature hens in our small outside coop and two BO chicks (well, they are 12 weeks old) in the garage. Our new coop is finally finished, so we are ready to move them outside and all together. What is the best way to combine them? Currently there are no hens in the big coop, so it will be a new living environment for all five of them.

  2. zaybird77

    zaybird77 In the Brooder

    May 13, 2010
    I would say wait until night time when their ready to roost then add the other chickens. Pay atenttion the first couple af days to see if their fighting, but if you put them in at night they should be fine!

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