New chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dollie 1, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Dollie 1

    Dollie 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our new chicks are in with our other chickens,how do we get them to go into the chicken coop with the other ones.we have a small coop for them ,do we just take it out of the area where they are all at or what
     
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :welcome

    How old are they? You need to keep a heat lamp on them for several weeks, and you can turn it off during the day if the temperature is 80°+. Or were they hatched by a broody hen?
     
  3. Dollie 1

    Dollie 1 Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks are about 2 1/2-3 months,they have been in with the other chickens for about 2wks. Now
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Generally you keep newly cooped birds locked in for a few days with food & water, so they imprint on the coop as their home. But, your other birds already know where they belong& might resent being locked up. Maybe you could just leave them together and see if they follow the older birds in at dusk.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

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