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seperation and recombining...?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cosmomcnugget, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. cosmomcnugget

    cosmomcnugget Out Of The Brooder

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    They have to go!
    I have 5 chicks, two of them are 2 weeks older than the other three. They are all out growing the brooder. And the olders are nearly fully feathered.

    As far as the social hierarchy goes will I be totally messing things up to put the older ones in the coop a few weeks before the others???

    Help!
     
  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Are there adult birds in the coop already where you need to put the chicks ? If so, you need to wait until they are close in size to the adult chickens before putting them together.

    If these are your only birds, separating the group shouldn't cause too much of a problem. They will re-establish the pecking order when they are all back together again. Just be sure to watch them a bit to make sure no one gets hurt.
     

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