Introducing six week old barred rocks to other six weeks olds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mmktdox, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have ten barred rocks that are six weeks old. Well, actually nine, one of them turned out to be a black sex link!! Six of them are roos and a friend who got some the day I did has extra pullets. Can we switch two roos for two pullets and not upset the apple cart in our flocks? I don't want anybody getting hurt!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    You could try. Usually there are no problems mixing chicks up to four weeks, so it just depends on the chickens. They may do fine. Maybe try it first when they are outdoors and with a treat.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    no turn out the light and do it in the dark when they are asleep.

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