What's the best way to underprice new chicks to a flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by McKennaHarvill, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. McKennaHarvill

    McKennaHarvill Just Hatched

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    The title was supposed to be "introduce" but okay. Anyways,

    I have 4, 2 month old chicks in the outside coop right now and 2, 2 week old chicks in the brooder. In the four older ones I have two cockerels and two pullet and both younger ones are girls. This is our first time with chickens and I was wondering about any little tips or tricks to best integrate them. I have a coop with a large run if that helps anything.
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Here's a couple links that should give you some ideas. However, I would not think it wise to try and integrate the chicks with the older ones, until they are 8 weeks old or so. The process of integration can begin now. I'd suggest reading through and seeing what ideas appeal to you.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098683/introducing-new-chickens-to-old-flock#post_16895615

    Feel free to share any plan that you may formulate for further input.
     

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