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when can i put my chicks in with my hens and rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by da-cajun-angla, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 1 bantam rooster, 1 dark brahma, and a ee...my chicks are about 8 weeks old...how long should i wait b4 introducing them?
    thanks,
    shaun
     
  2. da-cajun-angla

    da-cajun-angla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone???
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I don't put my chicks in with the adult birds til they are almost the same size and can defend and get aways from the older birds and for me that 15 to 16 weeks old...you also need to make extra feeders and waterers to make sure the adults are not starving out the younger ones...
     
  4. MTtroutwithwings

    MTtroutwithwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you make barrier with chicken wire between them in the same coop so they can see each other w/o hurting them? Might make the transition go a little smoother down the road. [​IMG]
     

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