Moving old flock into pen with chicks

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  1. BlueJack2005

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    We have a PR rooster and 3 PR hens in our original flock. We also have 17 chicks (7 wks old) who are already in the large new coop and run. We are planning on moving the older flock in with the chicks in the larger area and using their small coop and run as a grow out pen, broody pen, etc. Everything that I've read gives suggestions on adding chicks into an established flocks's territory. I will be adding an established flock into the chick's territory. Does it make a difference or will it be the same process?
     
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    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    I agree with CTKen...whether you add new chicks with the older birds or vice versa, there will still be an integration process to work out.

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  4. BlueJack2005

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    Thank you very much CT! I will check out these threads. :)
     
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    Thanks NFC, I'm glad to be here! :)
     
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    Thank you drumstick diva and BantamFan4Life! Everyone has been very welcoming to me, I think that I'm really going to like being a member. :)
     

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