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want to buy older chickens how to intro them to chicks outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by countrygirl911, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    hi I have 3 11 to 12 week old RIR'S one is a roo, 3 Americaunas that are 9 to 10 weeks old and 2 black sex linked that are 8 to 9 weeks old and they are all outside in the coop tomorrow there is a little gathering at the feed store where i get their food and people come on the 1st and 3rd sat of each month and set up their little area and sell and give away animals and produce. Some of the people have chickens to sell and i was wondering if i was to buy 2 older hens no more than a year old that is already laying eggs how do i intoduce them to my chickens i have now i know to keep them seperated for a while to make sure they are not sick (all the feed i feed my chicks is medicated) what signs also do i look for to insure i am getting a healthy and young hen. I only have a dog kennel to put them in how long would i keep them seperated

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