When can I put the younger pullets in with the older ones?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lou52, May 13, 2011.

  1. lou52

    lou52 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 6 leghorn pullets about 8 weeks old outside in the coup and run. We also have 4 ee's in the house, about 6 weeks old. Is it ok to put the ee's out with the others? They are close in age, and the ee's are just about the same size(with exception to one of them).
    How should I do this? Any suggestions please??????
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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they would be fine to put together! They are close enough in age, and the sooner the integrate the better. You may have some fighting or pecking for a few days, but as long as it's not too serious, I wouldn't worry about. I think they will do fine! Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are the same size, or VERY close, it should be okay. Remember to give extra enrichment at the time of integration, increase floor space, more feeders/waterers, etc
     

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