When to add chicks to established flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by PurplePoppiPpl, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2012
    North Western Wisconsin
    My 5 bantam chicks are around 13 weeks old and have been inside the coop(in a enclosed brooder for a few weeks. I heard you can put them in around 2 months, but most of my chickens are standard sized and even the baby roo (silkie) who is the biggest is 1/3 the size of most of the big girls. i have one other silkie baby and the rest are tiny(almost half the size of the sikie roo. Not sure if i should still wait or what??
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2013
    For bantams, I would wait until they are about 16-20 weeks. After that, make sure they have a few hiding places where only they can fit. I hope this helps!

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