mean rir

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jtr, May 30, 2011.

  1. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi im new to chickens and i have 10 rir that are 8 weeks old. i have 2 bown leghorns and 3 white leghorns and 2 exotics that are 4 weeks old when can i put them together
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are not mean, the older chicks will always pick on the younger/strange ones by instinct. It's a process to integrate them together. I'm starting the integration process today. I put my 4-8 week old babies in the coop with the 10 week olds. I kept the babies in the brooder(xl wire dog kennel). If I threw them together, the 10 week olds would kill the babies. I just asked in the raising chick forums how lOng will this take. I really don't know, but I do know that you can nit just throw chicks together. It doesnt work out that way.
     
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  3. YYZ

    YYZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who's mean?
     
  4. debducttape

    debducttape Out Of The Brooder

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    I think this belongs in flock management.
     
  5. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry seen i wasnt in the right place after i posted it
     

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