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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickengirl47, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seven chickens and I am going to get more, but I was wondering how I can raise new baby chicks in the same coop as five month-old pullets? Will the pullets kill the baby chicks?

    Thank you!
     
  2. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they will peck at the chicks. Do you have somewhere to raise them until they are at least 8 weeks. I raise mine until about 8 weeks in my basement or garage. Then I have a small coop I keep them in for a week then I let them free range with the older birds for awhile and when I notice that the older ones are tolerating the younger ones more and they are all occupying the same parts of the yard I mix them in the same coop. If you don't or can't get a smaller coop some people use dog crates in there coop so they can see each other but not harm them...once they are old enough to be outside that is.
     
  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i do,i have a plastic box that i can keep them in, will that be good?[​IMG] thanks!
     
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