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Seperating and then reintroducing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RebelsHope, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    MY DO BABY CHICKS GROW FAST! [​IMG] I can not believe my week old chicks are getting SO big, I have had to move some out into another . . . well dog crate. . . because their just was not enough room for all of them. Now I am going to put up a big dog crate tomorrow and try to move them all in their. I am wondering though if they all don't fit, or if I have to move them again how do I reintroduce them and is a night separated okay? Two nights? How long til I could have problems putting them together again?
  2. I do not think you should have a problem in that short of time........I have done the same thing basically and reintroduction was not a problem.........keep us posted.
  3. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Songster

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Recently I had 10 babies the same age. The cage I had was too small for all of them to fit comfortably, so I had to use two cages. I had the same concern as you did. All of them are in a large pen during the day, but at night is when I have to split them. I mix them up and make sure the same ones are not together every night and the two cages are right next to each other so they can see each other.
  4. RebelsHope

    RebelsHope Songster

    Jul 27, 2007
    Thanks so much.
    When should I introduce my single roo to his new flock? Right now he was taken to following the dogs around and hanging with the goat. They are only a week now so I not it will not be for awhile, but when is the best time?
  5. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Northwest Indiana
    Once they're about the same size, you should be able to start introducing them.

    Have fun with your chickadees!
  6. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Do you mean you have a grown roo, and wonder when to introduce him to your now week old chicks? I think the chicks will have to reach maturity, as his main interest will be in mounting and breeding them, so you will want them ready to be bred. Unless you tried to put him with them right now, as babies, and see if he is interested in caring for them, but I doubt he would be. there are a few breeds (and temperaments) of roos, especially Silkies and some bantams, and maybe cochins, who will help care for the chicks, but it probably woudn't work out. I would say when they are mature would be your first chance to put them together. Good Luck.

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