Putting my chicks with my laying hens?

silkiechick93

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Apr 17, 2013
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My family are first time chicken owners. We bought a couple of Golden Sex-Links at Tractor Supply, and we recently bought some one year old Rhode Island Reds which are already laying from a friend. Which brings me to my next question: is it okay to put our one month old chicks outside in the coop with the laying hens? And how do I keep them from eating the laying mash if we do?
 

SobbaChickens

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You could put them in the coop as long as it's warm enough but put up wire to the hens can't get to them. I've seen lots of posts on here about this and some people have good luck and others will lose their chicks.
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redneck farmer

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I would be VARY VARY carefull because I put my 1 month old with my 2 mouth old an they beat one up so bad I thought I lost it but it barely lived ( its doin fine now) so like I said be care full but it might work for you because all chickens are different
 

silkiechick93

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6 Years
Apr 17, 2013
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Pennsylvania
Well my mom's thinking they were about a month old when we bought them, and we've had them a month now, so they're around two months old probably.
 
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