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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hangnwitmypeeps, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. hangnwitmypeeps

    hangnwitmypeeps New Egg

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    Hello everyone, I am new to this. I have owned my girls for about 8 months. I started out with 6 now i am down to 3 Thanks to my hungry neighborhood hawk!!I learned the hard way. Well one or two of my girls are laying. I get 2 eggs a day morning and evening.
    I have one question i cant seem to find the answer to. I would like to get 3 more chicks. Can I put them in with the big girls when it gets warm
    Sheri
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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    [​IMG] from TN. I would wait untill they are close in size to the bigger chickens.
     
  3. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    From Old Town, Maine
     
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Connecticut! [​IMG]
     
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last summer I introduced 2 Easter-egg chicks to a flock of 6 hens and 1 rooster. I kept them in a pen next to the adult chickens for a couple weeks and at 10 weeks old I put them all together. My only problem I had to fix was at dusk the adults didn't want the 10 week old Easter-egg chicks roosting near them, so I had to give them their own roost.
     
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  7. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hello! and [​IMG]

    I'll echo the previous comments - keep them apart until they are big enough to hold their own - and even when you do this, there will be spats at roosting time... it will take some time, but they should eventually be OK together ... [​IMG]
     
  8. hangnwitmypeeps

    hangnwitmypeeps New Egg

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    Thank you for your help.
     
  9. RooManRed

    RooManRed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from south Georgia. I would wait till they get big enough to hold their own.
     
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome , you will laugh ,learn
    and just have a good time
    like we all do.
    but as in the previous posts let the
    little ladies grow up a little.
    Before you allow them to hang with the Group.
     

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