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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by nuchickontheblo, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. nuchickontheblo

    nuchickontheblo New Egg

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    I have 2 adult chickens one is a hen that just started laying eggs 4 days ago and one is a rooster. I purchased 15 babies and they are now 9 weeks old. I want to put all of the chickens together in the same coop. I know that they have to be introduced for a while first but after that can they be put together? How long do I have to wait? I don't want the rooster to hurt the young ones. Thanks for any help you can give me.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's safest to wait til they are all about the same size. It is the hens who are most likely to harm the chicks. A good method is to let them live side by side for a few weeks with a fence between them before integrating, so they get familiar with each other.
     
  3. nuchickontheblo

    nuchickontheblo New Egg

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    Thank you so much for the info. I'll get them in a fence side by side.
     

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