mine are pullets when can they go with the older ones?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by piccalilly, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. piccalilly

    piccalilly Hatching

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    does anybody know at what age pullets can go into the run with the older ones?

    mine are about 3/4 or more than the adult size, mummy is with the rest of the flock, and they have been in a sub run in close contact with the flock.

    i put them in the hen house with the others tonight, but before creating mayhem i would like to know if would it be safe leaving them there tomorrow. thanks to all.
     
  2. eggsgalore

    eggsgalore In the Brooder

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    I learned the hard way that they shouldn't be put in with the older hens until they are 4 months old.
     
  3. warren

    warren Songster

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    Best to do things slowly. See how they react to each other before you leave them alone together.
     
  4. augiedranch

    augiedranch Songster

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    i usually put them together when they are two or three months old. i havent had any problems.. but mine are free range, and so they can get away if they needed to.
     

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