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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

    May 3, 2011
    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.


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