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When can the Chicks/Ducklings be mixed with my adult girls??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ksmith, May 6, 2011.

  1. ksmith

    ksmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Chicks are 5 weeks old, and the Ducklings are 3 weeks old. I wont permanently mix them with the adults until they are bigger, but I was wondering if I could let them out in the adults run while the adults are free ranging?? The only thing I am worried about is them getting diseases from the adults poo. Is this possible? My sdults have never been sick. Oh and I would be out there with the babies also [​IMG]. Thank you in advance!!
     
  2. Vedwards

    Vedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering the same thing because my chicks want to go outside. They havnt been out once yet. [​IMG]
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I do not mix my chicks with the flock until they are around 14-16 weeks. Or when they are close in size to the flock. For going outside make a pen or "chicken tractor" for them to be in during the day.

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