Putting baby chicks in with big chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fmrugrat, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. fmrugrat

    fmrugrat New Egg

    Jun 24, 2009
    Can you put 6 week old bantam chicks in with 4 grown chickens, one of which is a rooster? Will the big chickens hurt the baby ones?
  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    You definitely cannot put them in, they will be killed. Chicks should be at least 12 weeks IMO before put in with the older flock
  3. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I dont think that is a good idea.
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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