GlitterKitty

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On monday the chicks will be 6 wks old so I built a pen in the big coop for them to have. When can they go in with the big chickens?
 

Nemo

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Jul 22, 2008
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I introduced three (two month old?) chicks to the flock last spring... I put a big dog crate in the coop, and kept the chicks locked in there for a week. Then, I would let them out a little every day under strict supervision. I eventually wired the door open with just enough space for the chicks to get in and out, but not wide enough to let the adults through, so the chicks had a place to escape to. I forgot how long it took until they were sleeping up on the roosts, but it wasn't more than a couple months.

[EDIT]
I should say that I have mild-mannered Buff Orpingtons.
 
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