When to add chicks to the coop with older chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FastChicken10, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. FastChicken10

    FastChicken10 Out Of The Brooder

    What time of day and what age should I add the younger chicks to the coop? There is 6 RIR chicks. There are already 2 chickens in the coop that are about 1 1/2 years old. Thanks!
  2. RoosterMoose

    RoosterMoose Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 23, 2013
    Missouri Ozarks
    I would usually wait until they are 6-8 weeks old in most cases. They may get pecked at alot to begin with but usually that will calm down as a new pecking order is established and the older chickens get used to seeing them and are not as curious anymore. I see that you are from SC, so waiting for it to warm up a bit outside may not be as much as an issue for you either.
  3. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2013
    Western NY
    My Coop
    This is good information to know thanks. And good luck with adding to your flock!

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