What age to introduce new chickens?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jose21, May 20, 2011.

  1. Jose21

    Jose21 Out Of The Brooder

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    We want to add two pullets to join the two chicks we have hatched. Does anyone have any suggestions as to a) when to get the new chickens and b) how to introduce them all to each other. Our chicks are just two weeks old at present so it won't be for a while yet.
     
  2. heather112588

    heather112588 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i introduced my younger guys to the older flock at 8 weeks...there were fights but nothing too bad bc the baby pen was in sight of the other pen, so they were roughly introduced before.
     
  3. blueheaven

    blueheaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and what about seperating grower vs layer food when chix are combined???
     
  4. Jose21

    Jose21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was assuming that after 16 weeks the chicks would be on normal food, so is that the point after which I could put them all together?
     

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