New Chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ajaxdesi1, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. ajaxdesi1

    ajaxdesi1 New Egg

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    I got some new chicks and my dad is saying they are old enough to go with the older chickens but even the 9 month old bantoms that are tiny are pecking them and but the chicks a got are only a few weeks old
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    They're old enough to go outside, but not old enough to go in with mature chickens.
    You need separate housing till they are like sizes.
    I moved a 10 week pullet into housing with all other10 week old birds and they killed her the first morning before I could let them out.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens are deadly serious about pecking order and new birds are not welcome - you need a slow " look but, don't touch," integration. Put that in the search box.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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