Introducing the new to the old. Tell me if I have it right.....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ThinkingChickens, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,027
    10
    151
    Feb 18, 2011
    So, I've been reading and reading about integration and I hope I'm doing things right. Currently our younger girls are three weeks and are in a brooder in the garage. Our older girls are 18-19 weeks and free range in a penned in area. I put a dog x pen with a cover on top and let the little ones out each day if the weather is nice. I'm planning on doing this for the next three weeks. By then we hope to have the walk in run completed and soon after the new hen house will arrive. We'll have to hen houses so the girls can choose either or. Now, when do I actually let them out together? Also, when do I let them in the walk in run without segregation? I know they'll use either house they choose after full integration but I am trying to figure out how I get from where I am and what I'm doing to the finish line of friends.
     
  2. sawmane1

    sawmane1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    343
    1
    113
    Feb 22, 2011
    Mcminnville, Oregon
  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,027
    10
    151
    Feb 18, 2011
    Thank you!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by