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Introductions--new chix!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by telepiste, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. telepiste

    telepiste Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009

    We'd like to introduce two 9 week old orpingtons to our 18 week old barred rock and two leghorns. Any suggestions on how to break the ice and ease into the pecking order? Thanks in advance for your insight!
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    when i put new birds with older birds , i put them together at night. that way when they get up in morning they think they have been there all along
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    They will do best if they are close to the same size.
  4. paintedsavvy

    paintedsavvy Chicken Kisser

    May 24, 2009
    Orem, UT
    If you can, let them free range together in a large area.

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