Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GlitterKitty, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    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?
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Not until they are big chickens too.
  3. Nemo

    Nemo Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    N'rn Wisconsin
    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.

    I should say that I have mild-mannered Buff Orpingtons.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
  4. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

    Nov 8, 2008

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