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

    May 24, 2010
    Nor Cal
    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

    Apr 13, 2010
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    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

    Dec 1, 2010
    Owasso, Oklahoma
    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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