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  1. goldeggs

    goldeggs New Egg

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    Hello
    I'm new here and can't wait to ask questions and read more about chickens snd how to raise them.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Have you clicked on 'The Learning Center' located at the top of the page?
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, goldeggs, and :welcome. Happy you joined our flock.
     
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  4. goldeggs

    goldeggs New Egg

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    Yes I checked out the learning centre page. Very informative!
     
  5. goldeggs

    goldeggs New Egg

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    I have a question about the timing of introducing my 10 young brown leg horns to the rest of the gang. The ithers are 3 and 4 years old Ameraucanas and columbian rocks and ine Ameraucana rooster. There may be at least one biy in the young batch although i ordered hens only. Oh well.
    They have been able to see each other through chicken wire outside and inside but I have not let them together, the young ones are about two months old now and all feathered out.
    I have heard that you are supposed to wait until they are similar in size before you introduce them to each other.
    Any input?
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think the "Look but, don't touch," method of integration is the gentlest method. If you put it in the search box it will come up. I don't know if having a grown rooster in the ranks dooms the process. The examples I have read about on BYC have involved introducing young birds to hens.
     
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  7. 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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