- May 12, 2015
I have six 8 week old pullets living in my coop, and another seven chicks living in a brooder in my kitchen. The older gals were picking on my 8 week old faverolle so I brought her inside and she gets along with my 2 week old chicks so I moved them out of their plastic tub brooder and into a very large dog crate. My question is what do you guys do when your chicks outgrow their brooder but are still too small to be put in the coop with your older girls? I was advised to hold off integrating until my little guys are feathered out and are a similar size to the older pullets in the coop. I can't imagine having my six bigger gals living in my kitchen so theres no way I want eight in here when theyre that size! I do have a barn that I could move them to but not sure what I should build to house them while I wait for them to be ready to join the flock. Suggestions?