putting chicks with flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jeremyhenline, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. jeremyhenline

    jeremyhenline New Egg

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    At what age should i put my chicks with the rest of the flock? I got 5 new chickens over the weekend and my older hens want to peck the snot out of the new ones when will they stop this or will they? The new ones are 2 black silky's 1 white silky and 2 buff orfingtons which are the oldest of all the birds " they were supposed to be good steady layers" per guy i bought them from at chic days at tractor supply over weekend.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    When the chicks are the same size as the older ones. this is a good article on how to integrate them. You shouldn't need to worry about quarantine with store chicks, but the last part of the article talks about the various methods people use, and what to expect.

    www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
     

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