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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by huntshenhouse, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. huntshenhouse

    huntshenhouse New Egg

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    how do i add babby chicks in with my year old 5 hens and 2 rosters
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You raise them up for about 4-5 months in their own pen, and when they are about the same size, you slowly introduce them and let them fight out a new pecking order. You can search "integrating hens" and find other's experiences on the subject.


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  3. huntshenhouse

    huntshenhouse New Egg

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    thanks cani keep them in the same house but in chicken wire are do they need to be in a seperate place altogether:jumpy
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    You can keep them in the same house but I'd use something with smaller holes, like 1/2" by 1/2" hardware cloth to seperate the two different age groups because chicks can get there heads through the holes in the chicken wire and it could be a problem.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     

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