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When can I let the young birds in with older birds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken of the Sea, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Chicken of the Sea

    Chicken of the Sea In the Brooder

    Jan 1, 2008
    Wellsboro, PA
    I have Autralorps that are 8 weeks old and Rhode Island Reds that are 4 weeks old. Obviuosly there is a huge difference in the size of the birds. At what age will it be safe to mix the flock?
  2. Roy

    Roy Songster

    Jun 20, 2007
    Central Illinois
    I just put my 8 week olds in with my hens the other day, they all to be very content. All are doing well...
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'd wait four more weeks.

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