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whats the best age to introduce your chicks to the rest of the flock?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hasdaa, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. hasdaa

    hasdaa Out Of The Brooder

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    i am raising some chicks and i already have a flock of multiple breeds. when do you think is the best time to introduce the chicks to them? and what is the right way to do it? (if there is one [​IMG]) thanks.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Best is to introduce like numbers and like sizes.
    Introducing a small number of smaller birds to an established flock is a problem.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2016
  3. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are rearing them outside you could integrate your birds into the flock from a couple of weeks old onwards. Make escape holes in the fencing between the chicks run and the main flocks pen, that are big enough for the chicks, not the adults. If you create several, than it means your chicks can quickly escape and not get cornered.
     
  4. hasdaa

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    is there any way to fix that or make it better?[​IMG]
     
  5. hasdaa

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    okay thank you so much, i will try it.[​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The safest way is the "look but don't touch method." Put "integrating new birds to flock." in the search box - it should come up.
     
  8. hasdaa

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    thanks to all who heaped i will try it!!! [​IMG]
     

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