Mother hens and newcomer chicks?

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

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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