New chickens & coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redhotchick, May 29, 2011.

  1. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok,we just got our chickens,some older & some young.The older ones came from my cousin & the young ones from the feedstore. Here is our questions. We built a new coop & moved the older ones tonight after dark.They are on thier new roost & doing fine.Do I let them out in the morning? They just got here tonight.Also,I have 8 baby chicks that are ready to go out all the time but they are still small.Can I put them all in together? I do have a rooster,but all the rest are pullets & older females. Will my little girls get beat up? What would ya'll do?
     
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  2. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    Out? Is your run totally fenced? If so, then go for it. If not, then no, wait a bit.

    How old are your chicks? 8+ weeks? If so, then you can probably integrate them. Yes. they will get beaten up, but that is part of it. If the older ones are not too brutal, then they will all be fine in a few days. Watch for the roo, though. I like to put an upside down laundry basket with a hole cut in the side on the coop floor for the wee ones to be able to escape the older bullies.
     
  3. redhotchick

    redhotchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure how old they are,but they are around a month. Maybe a box with horse climb wire on the front where they can slip through?
     

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