Three new chicks and two 8-9 week old pullets

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mariacar, May 26, 2012.

  1. mariacar

    mariacar In the Brooder

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    Can my chicks that are currently two weeks old be put in the coop and run with my 8-9 week old pullets(2)? I live in south Texas and it is 90 in the daytime and 70's at night...I was thinking maybe at three weeks? Does anyone have any experience with this...how do I add them in with the other two?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    I've mixed different age groups before and it usually work out well. Just keep an eye on them for awhile. The older ones may bully the youngsters. I think they should sleep inside until they are a bit older though. 70's is a bit cold for chicks that young.
     
  3. farmer12

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    They should be able to go out at about 4to5 weeks old so ya just keep in eye on them
     
  4. Ilovemyduckies

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    You can try. Just make sure to keep a close eye on them. I have my 8 week olds living 24/7 with my adult ducks and chickens and have for about a week and a half and they have been fine.
     
  5. farmer12

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    so i did that to and thell be fine if there 4to5 weeks old right
     
  6. mariacar

    mariacar In the Brooder

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    Thank you all...I will wait for two more weeks till they are 4 weeks old. Did anyone have to separate them? ?Or just put them in with the pullets?
     
  7. farmer12

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    that should work out
     

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