Pecking order

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i was supposed to pick up two Speckled Sussex chicks to add to my Buff Orpington’s today. But one of the chicks got one eye peck out before I got her so I took home one Ameraucana and one Speckled Sussex, what should the pecking order be in my flock?
 

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They are four days old.
Am planing to keep them in a brooder for one week. Then keep them in the brooder with a heat source at night but place them inside a wire enclosure within the aviary during the daytime for about a month. Afterwards will have multiple openings in the enclosure for the chicks to walk out and run back in.
 

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This will depend on number of birds in the original flock, age of both sets of birds, and SPACE, and hideouts
The “old” ones are three 21 week old Buff Orpington’s. They are free grazing with a three open wall 8 feet by 6 feet aviary for nighttime.
 
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