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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ltstrouse12, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. ltstrouse12

    ltstrouse12 Out Of The Brooder

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    are my new peps going to get beat up by my 2 week older peeps when I put them in together??/
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are your new chicks? A two week age difference is usually not significant, especially in older birds. You wouldn't want to put a one day old chick in with a two week old chick, but it would be fine to put a six week old in with an eight week old. I've successfully put chicks with age differences of four weeks old together without problems.
     
  3. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old will your new peeps be. Any time you combine flocks there must be a introduction time as well as a quarantine time to make sure everyone is well. If your thinking about putting new chicks that are only a few days old in with the 2 week old ones they need to get used to each other first. The older ones will peck at the new ones that are too young to stand up for themselves.
     
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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2 on the above posters' advice.
     
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  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    If you use the see but don't touch method with them, they should be good to each other. This method of introducing involves placing a barrier in between the two groups so they can't mix but they can still see each other. After two weeks or so, you can let them be together. There will be fighting but hopefully not as much or as gruesome.
     
  9. ltstrouse12

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    thank you for info. guess i'll see when they get here Friday. got them from Purely Poultry throught the mail. its also 2 deg. here in nj wonder how many will be DOA If u want i'll keep you's informed
     

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