new chicks with hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cjsman777, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. cjsman777

    cjsman777 Out Of The Brooder

    May 17, 2011
    Berks county pa
    I just got my first chicks and i'm also planning on taking on a few hens from a friends flock.i'm wondering if it would be better to put my chicks, when they are old enough in the coop first then get the mature hens and add them. Any thoughts or suggestions
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j True BYC Addict

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    It would be best to keep the chicks and hens separated until they're close to the same size. The hens could kill the chicks if you put them all in together.

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