In the Brooder
- May 22, 2020
I'm very new to having birds, and I need a little help. I have 2 RIR hens, about 3-4 years old, they where gifted from a friend. I also have 15 chicks and 2 ducklings. 5 of the chicks are 4 weeks old, the rest are 3 weeks. The littles are currently in my garage, and I know it's early, but I want to be prepared. When should I start introducing the chicks/ducklings to my hens? and how? Should I build a second run that is next to the first (so they get use to each other, and the hens can't harm the little ones)? I have to expand the current run anyway, for when the chicks are older.