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Moving out to coop ?'s

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunnie7, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. sunnie7

    sunnie7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3/5 of my original chicks I got back in october were Roos. I've added a silkie that's ~4.5 months and I have 2, 6 month old bantam cochins that are already laying. After I rehome my Rooster I was wanting 1-2 more but I'm having a hard time finding older pullets. I found these two 5 week old bantam Cochins (I'm told are pullets?) how hard do you think it will be getting them introduced to the coop with my flock? Is it better to get two vs one? I have a very small coop with a large run but don't really have a way to seperate them much. My chickens now only go into the coop at night and to lay, I keep the run door open and they free range in the chain linked area most of the day while im home. Advice please or should I wait awhile a keep looking for an older pullet? Here are the two I found and am considering going and picking up and my coop set up.
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Here's some links that may help. I'd suggest looking at them, and picking bits from each, or all of them that suits your set up and circumstances.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1126547/topic-of-the-week-integrating-chicks-into-an-adult-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069595/introducing-chicks-to-adults#post_16276224

    Integration is easier when you have two (or more) birds, rather than one.
     
  3. yolksonus

    yolksonus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chickens are one month old. We have had them inside the house in the brooder. They have gone outside a few times on warm days. Well, we are getting our house ready to put on the market and don't want them in the house for showings, so we moved them out to the coop tonight. We were able to block off half the enclosed run from our other three two year old girls. But - it is going to be 33 degrees tonight- will they be okay? We have the heat lamp out there for them and the area of the run they are in is under the coop. We put plastic around three of the four sides that are exposed to the air. We also put some shavings down for them as the run is all sand. Will they be okay?
     

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