Moving out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rusty017, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Rusty017

    Rusty017 New Egg

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    Aug 1, 2008
    I have 4 blue cochin bantams living in the coop and free ranging during the day. 1 roo 3 pullets. They're about 14 weeks old. I also have two Australorps and a Barred Rock living in my basement. Two seem ready to move out but one still needs a few weeks inside i think. I need some advice...how do i go about introducing the little ones to the flock?
     
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    what I did with my silkie chicks were put them out during the day with the adult flock and kept an eye on them and at night I would bring them back inside, I did that for about a week or so and then let them stay outside for good, at night we would have to go out and put them in a nest box in the coop then they finally figured it out, our rooster kinda keeps an eye on them !!!
     
  3. Rusty017

    Rusty017 New Egg

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    Thanks for the feedback! My rooster is the one i'm most worried about. He could do some damage to the smaller chicks!
     
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    what kind of chickens are they ??? with my rooster he protects them !!!!
     

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