question about integration ages

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hansen4211, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Hansen4211

    Hansen4211 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 12 week old silver laced wyandottes. They have been penned next to my other hens for 6 weeks now. Would it be ok to start letting them free range together?
     
  2. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    If they've been given time to get used to each other's presence, I'd say yes, go for it. Be ready to be the peacemaker if any particularly bad fighting breaks out. Good luck, I hope that everyone gets along.
     
  3. Hansen4211

    Hansen4211 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just an update. I let them free range together yesterday and no major problems. I wouldn't put them all in a pen together though I think they would get hurt. I do the free ranging thing for a couple of weeks before I pen them up together at night.
     

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