Keeping Chicks with Pullets?

TheRoyalRoost

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I’ve got three pullets and two cockerels that are seven weeks old and already in the outside coop. I also have two three week old chicks - one bantam Cochin and one frizzle. At what age can I mix the little nuggets in with the big girls?
 

azygous

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It may be too late to put them all together. That would have been more possible if you had put them together when you got the new ones, as there is a "window" where chicks accept one another up to four weeks of age.

Now, you can expect the older ones to terrorize the younger ones. I suggest keeping them all separated until they all reach approximately the same size. Meanwhile, let them get used to one another through a see-through barrier.
 

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