Old chicks young chick when will they hang out together

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Craftycindy, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Craftycindy

    Craftycindy In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2014
    Okay my old flock are two years old my new flock are 6 months old they do not hang out together they do sleep in trees together I think but never in the same area together is that strange or will they always stay separated. I would like to see them together so I can keep a count on them as they are completely free roaming chicks and I got to look for 2 flocks all the time it would be easier to look for one they coop in one area for food and water. Thanks
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    Mine usually start hanging out together around the 18 week mark. I put them in around 12 weeks and pretty much stay in very separate groups up until then. They go into the same coop at night and only free range in a large fenced in area, though. I wonder if yours have so much freedom and space that they may not fully become one flock? I hope someone with a similar situation gives you some ideas!

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