Testing intergration

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tenman78, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. tenman78

    tenman78 Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried letting my 10 3 week old California whites out with my 8 month old americauna hens (2) and roo (1) and RIR hen,the americaunas either ignored or acted a Lil scared, but the RIR were chasing them down. They have been in sight in the coop brooder from day one. I'm thinking I should probably wait longer, any thoughts?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    I personally wait until about 8-10 weeks, but if it's warm enough for them it should be fine. The first few outings there's always someone chasing them so it often lasts minutes. The next day it's longer, keep at it, eventually they should stop being chased and mostly ignored. Always put them somewhere safe when you can't watch them until they are accepted.
     
  3. tenman78

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    They are in their dog cage they have been in form one day old,so they are safe. Ive been doing the Mother Heating Pad method,works great by the way;shout out to Blooie! [​IMG] They are almost fully feathered too. Yea I probably wont seriously try to integrate till 6 weeks.
     

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