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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jtaccwells, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. jtaccwells

    jtaccwells New Egg

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    My son has 8 11 week old chicks and 28 9 week olds. We just graduated the 11 week olds to the chicken coop last week and the others are in 2 separate pens in our garage. It is getting hot and crowded for them so we want to introduce the 28 younger ones to the 8 older ones. This afternoon we tried putting 6 younger ones in the coop for a trial run, but the rooster is keeping them away from the feed and water and the dominant pullet pecks when given an opportunity. The rooster is actually doing a good job of fending off the bossy pullet. Should we forge ahead with the other 22 or try something different?
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from MARYLAND!!!
     
  4. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] Set up more than one food/drink station far apart from each other and give it another try!
     
  6. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Can you divide the coop with wire so they can see one another. I do feel that the 9 & 11 week olds are a little young to be in with a roo. He could hurt them. Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Great advice given. Good luck [​IMG]
     
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  10. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from NC [​IMG]
     

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