What should I expect?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Irish Cluck, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Irish Cluck

    Irish Cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    So the DW and I have a 2yr old RIR that didn't get picked off by a fox (our other two did). We just got our shipment of 15 Barred Rock chicks yesterday. So we got sometime (thankfully so I can finish the new coop), but how should I merge her into the new flock once they move out of the brooder? Should she move in first or the younger gals? Will there be problems? Please, any suggestions or insight will be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have only one two year old hen & your getting 15 chicks.It might work the hen might become their mother & help them along. I've never done this but I'd be willing to put them together. I'd keep a close eye on the flock & see how it goes. Someone, around here has done this I'm sure.
     

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