New chicks and year olds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Scottishredneck, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Scottishredneck

    Scottishredneck Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2012
    Last year we bought 8 chicks from TSC, raised them all successfully.
    We are going to get some more chicks in a few weeks time.
    My question is, when they are ready to go outside can keep them in the same coop as the year olds?
    Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I usually build a little nursery out of 2 x 4's and chicken wire and keep them in the coop with the big girls until they are about the same size before I let them out. This way, the girls get used to them and they can take care of themselves when picked on.

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