old & new

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pie master, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. pie master

    pie master Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 chickens that are about 8 weeks old that are alredy in a coop.Yesterday I got 2 baby chicks.How do you think the "coop group" will react to being introduced to the new chickens? :|
     
  2. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Well, if the new ones are more than a week younger than the ones in the coop, I'd be very careful mixing them right off the bat. Can you partition off a portion of the coop with chicken wire or hardward cloth so they can see each other but not get to each other? Also, if the chicks are very young, they'll need a heat lamp, especially at night. Good luck!

    Ellen
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2007
  3. pie master

    pie master Out Of The Brooder

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    I mean like when they are old enough to go into the coop.
     

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