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Question about adding older pullets

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bigbody, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Bigbody

    Bigbody Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2016
    I really wanted a couple of Barred Rock hens, I bought 4 chicks from tractor supply. They are now close to 6 weeks old and all 4 are showing signs that they are roo's. There is a guy here that has pullets for sale, but they are 12 weeks old. All told I have 12 in my flock right now, all are 6 weeks old. Is this age gap too much? Thanks in advance for your input
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I wouldn't try combining them for a while, expect to keep them separated.
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

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