introduction of young pullets to flock of 3 year olds

nyumbakuku

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I have 5 hens that are 3 years old. I also have 4 pullets that are now 6-7 weeks old. at what point can I put the pullets in with the hens? and is there some recommendation about how to do it?
thanks, kuku
 

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Flockwit
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Habari,

If you can create a set-up where the chicks and adults can see each other, but not interact - you can begin this now. Here's a few links on integration that should help.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1126547/topic-of-the-week-integrating-chicks-into-an-adult-flock

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069595/introducing-chicks-to-adults#post_16276224

We all have different set-ups, so I'd suggest reading through and picking ideas that suit you from each, any or all.
 

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