When should I introduce my pullets?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jlklemp, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. jlklemp

    jlklemp New Egg

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    I am fairly new to raising chickens we started with three chicks last year and they are doing well and laying great eggs. I recently bought 2 more chicks and I am not sure when I should introduce them to the other hens. Should I start by letting them out with the others during the day and separate them at night or will they be fine to let htem live with the others as soon as the get there feathers?
     
  2. ladrifter

    ladrifter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i put mine together at 7 weeks but i keep a close watch
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is best to let get close in size before letting them run together. Placing them in the coop at night is a good idea. Keep an eye on them after you add them.
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe i missed something, If the chicks are those you bought
    keep them seperate at least a momth from your flock.
    I do in case io illiness which I watch for .
    then i put them in the big coop after dark.
    when the others awake in the A>M> they think they were there always, do keep an eye on them to see how the others treat them
    some times it takes a few days.
    hope this helps.
     

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