When can I add the pullets with my layers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mark1guy, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. mark1guy

    mark1guy In the Brooder

    Jan 16, 2010
    How old do my pullest have to be before I can added them with my layers. I have 5 layers with one rooster that just started laying last week. The pullets are about 6 weeks behind the layers but they are in a smaller pinned area. There is no feather plucking going on with the pullets but I'm curious at what age they can be added.

    I realize there will be some pecking of the older birds on the yonger birds to set pecking order once mixed together.


  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    You need to wait until your pullets are at least nearly the same size as your layers. You may have to pull your roo out. Mine killed one of my young pullets when she managed to get into the pen with the layers

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