Is she ready to join the coop girls?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by IroquoisEgg, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Songster

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    I have a 6 week old RIR/Americauna mix hen, she is in the brooder still with 2 week old chicks and the recent addition of 3 day old chicks. She pecks at the younger ones when I am around. Is she ready to take on the flock??
     

  2. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Songster

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    Really?? no replies? I am new here but have found it's hard to get replies when I ask a question. not sure if this is the right site for me.
     
  3. chickboss

    chickboss Songster

    Mar 23, 2010
    I have chicks that are close to that age, and I wouldn't through them in with the full grown hens yet. She's the only one in that age group? I wonder if you could check craigslist, or something, and get her a buddy so that she isn't living alone. You're right to want to get her away from the younger babies. Hope this helped.
     
  4. IroquoisEgg

    IroquoisEgg Songster

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    Thank you so much! great idea, we do have 2 white leghorns that are 10 weeks now and have been in the coop for 2 weeks. But that might not be close enough to her age, it seems like it in human terms but for chickens I have noticed they grow sooo fast!!
     
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I just moved my 10 week old pullets in with the hens and they are doing great.
     

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