merging old and new flocks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by honeyk, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. honeyk

    honeyk Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2008
    easton, pa
    I have 15 older hens in the main part of our chicken house. I have 35 11 week old chicks in a pen next to the main chicken enclosure.
    The main enclosure also has a chicken door out to a very large area protected by electric netting. The younger birds no longer want to be confined in the pen. When would it be safe to merge the two flocks?
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I would not do it until the chicks are mostly mature. As long as they are making "Baby" sounds, the adults will be very agressive toward them.

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