Introducing Older Pullet to Chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wendy_Darling, May 15, 2009.

  1. Wendy_Darling

    Wendy_Darling New Egg

    Apr 13, 2009
    South Austin
    I have two 5-6 week old chicks, an EE and a silkie. They get along wonderfully. I got rid of three 5-6 wk old males last night. I intend to add a 5-6 week old female cochin and possibly a 3 month old Buff Orp. The two I already have have been chirping for the boys I got rid of last night. Will they be happy with the new additions? Should I get two 5-6 week old birds to add or can I go with the 5-6 wk old Cochin and 3 month old Buff Orp?

    I understand the basics of introducing birds in and out of the flock when they are older but I am struggling with the best way when 5-6 week chicks are the established flock.
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    It depends so much on the personality of the individual chickens. I'd just use the standard procedures and try it with the cochin and orp. Either way could work fine or you could have problems either way.

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