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 Crowing

    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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