need help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by garyed 11, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. garyed 11

    garyed 11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 4 chicks that were special ordered and there all doing good but when should i combine these chicks with my older hens the older ones are 22 weeks old and not laying will they be fine when they get all there feathers can i put them in there then or should i wait even longer
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, garyed 11, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Best of luck to you and your flock!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] what you can do when they are fully feathered out, is partition the run area in half(maybe with chicken wire) . Have the older birds on one side and the young ones on the other. This way they can see each other but, can't do much damage. After a while they will be used to each other and when you finally put them together - hopefully the squabbles will be minor ones.
     

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