Just getting ready

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Yard full o' rocks, Apr 16, 2009.

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    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping to keep 3-4 of the chicks that I hope to be hatching on 4/27 (my first hatch, from eggs i collected from my girls). I have been advised that I should keep them seperated from the grown birds for at least 5 months in order for them to be about the same size, not get hurt by the rooster, not be exposed to diseases that the grown birds might be carrying, etc. I guess I will have to build another small run and another small coop. My question is how old do the peeps need to be before I take them outside to the coop and run? Any suggestions?
     
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    what eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already have an old "dog house" that is approx 2ft high, 2ft wide and 4 ft long. Think that will work for a temp. coop or should it be higher? only planning to keep 3-4 peeps.
     

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