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Mother hens and newcomer chicks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by secuono, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. secuono

    secuono Songster

    May 29, 2010
    I'll make this as simple as I can. [​IMG]

    3 Japanese hens with chicks in 3 stages. Tiny-only a few weeks old. Medium-a little older but a bit of baby coloring still. Pullets-teens and almost adult size.

    I wanted to know if I could add 4-5 unrelated Tiny chicks to this flock. The newbies are white Silkies, btw.

    Can I add them at night right away and they will be fine?

    Should I separate them in the coop with no run for a week or so, then let them with the Japs?

    I have NO idea what to do. Please help!

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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