What age do I introduce new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 8 divine chicks, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. 8 divine chicks

    8 divine chicks New Egg

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    I have 8, 22 week old chickens. I also have 5, 7 week old chicks. The chicks have been in a screen run next to the older chickens for about 1 month so they can see and get better aquinted and they sleep in the coop in an enclosed box. When can I safely mix them together?
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    when they are approximately the same size as the birds you are going to put them with.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I try and wait until the younger group is about the same size as the older ones. That way they have a chance of defending themselves while the pecking order is being sorted out.
     

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