Intruducing New Chicks With Existing Flock of Same Age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nektro, May 10, 2009.

  1. Nektro

    Nektro Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 23, 2009
    Draper, UT
    Last night I got 2 additional chicks between 6-7 weeks old to go with my existing 6 chicks 7-8 weeks old I out them with the flock at dusk last night seemed to be alright but this morning there was a lot of pecking and chasing going on when the went outside into the run. I kept them seperated most of the day with chicken wire so they could see each other. But I am worried this will keep going on. Will they slowly take these new step chicken or will they always be outcasts? Thanks for all your knowledge.
  2. TheBuff

    TheBuff Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2009
    S.E. IOWA
    That's part of the pecking order, leave them in with the other ones they will figure it out on thier own.

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