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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dulless, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Dulless

    Dulless New Egg

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    I have two RIR and have added two ten week red sex. I know about the pecking order but I am getting four more chicks and wonder at what age I can add them to the flock? the RIR are not taking to the new chicks.

    thanks,
    Dulless
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright Dulless, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]



    I normally put all my new flock members in a separate cage in the coop or in the yard so the other members can get use to seeing the new members for a week at least ..



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    See all sizes can get along if they have room ..
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. theatrain16

    theatrain16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do this as well. I put a little coop right next to my bigger one so they can get used to each other.
     
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    RIR tends to be an aggressive breed so I hope attempts at integration go well. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     

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