Mixing 9 week olds with 22 week olds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    So I am thinking about getting a couple 9 week old Leghorns off craigslist. I already have 6 other chickens that are 22 weeks old (2 Dark Brahmas, 2 Production Reds, 2 Black Australorps). Most of my flock is laying except for the 2 Dark Brahmas.

    I have a few questions about adding these 9 week olds to the flock:

    Will I have to quarentine them?
    How do I go about adding them to the flock?

    That's all the questions I have for now, but I'm sure I will come up with more later [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     

  2. Always quarentine your chickens you never know what they might have. I use a wire large dog crate and place it in the coop for 3 days and then after that I release with them. I have'nt had a problem doing it this way! good luck![​IMG]
     

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