Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenbird, May 18, 2011.

  1. chickenbird

    chickenbird Hatching

    Apr 4, 2011
    I am a newbee and have 6 hens and 2 rooster that are 7 weeks old and in thier run. I also have 6 hens that are only 3 weeks old and still in the house. Should be combining the two groups in 2-3 weeks. Any advice? Worked to hard to see them not take well to each other. Everyone is still very young. Would love to hear from you on this.[​IMG]

  2. chickengal30

    chickengal30 Chirping

    Mar 13, 2011
    West coast of Florida.
    Im still too new at this to be able to give you any advise - my first four girls are eight weeks old today, but youve come to the right place, lots of wise ones here!! [​IMG] You could also try searching it, [​IMG] theres a wealth of information on BYC [​IMG].....oh and [​IMG]
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    You need to set up somewith a wire divider so they can meet and greet without contact for several days at least. A week would be better. When you let them come in full contact have a good distracting treat and be ready to interfer but let them spar a bit. There will be packign and arguing. Let them have several supervised visists before you decide if they are getting along well enough to be left together without you. There is enough of an age difference your older birds could seriousl wound or kill the younger ones if they are just tossed together.

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