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Moving my babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by worriedbaby, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. worriedbaby

    worriedbaby Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2016
    I have a ? I just recently to my 3 week old chip out of house an put them in the coop with my 12 week old chics so they can get used to them my ? Is if I just let the babies free roam coop with other chickens will the hens keep them safe
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    A 3 week old chick is much too small & young, to put in with 12 week old chicks. Pecking order usually starts around 2 weeks of age and the baby is not going to fare well with them.
    They could serious injure , bully or kill the young chick. Your adult birds could be much worse with him.

    Please check out threads on "integrating chicks with older birds." If your weather is cool, it too soon for the baby chick to be without heat.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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