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Keeping Chicks in Coop While Hens are Out

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by joebat, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. joebat

    joebat In the Brooder

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    This is my first year for keeping chickens. I got my first group of Columbian Wyandotte chicks in May so they are about 3 months old. I built a small coop that they go into at night. I also got a new group of mixed (beautiful) wyandotte chicks a couple weeks ago. I keep these 12 chicks in a brooder box at night, and move them to the coop all day while the five 3 month olds are out. The older girls can see all the chicks and antics (these chicks are wild and crazy...no kidding). I don't have a run built ( maybe this fall when it cools WAY down here). I just let my chickens run my small fenced back yard. So far no problem. Is this situation going to help any when I go to integrating the two flocks together?
     

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes it should help with the integration.

    Imp
     

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