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when to move chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dschicken, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. dschicken

    dschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 ameraucana chicks that are 4 weeks old. They are in a 4' cage in the coop. I have 24 chickens with two big rir roos that are not nice at times. Theseare my first chicks always had grown chickens. Don't know when I should move them out of the cage. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks should be indroduced to the rest of the flock at eight to twelve weeks so they can handle the pecking order.
    You should Introduce them at night so they are not seen as sudden new comers.
    Good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. dschicken

    dschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    So do I put them on the roost?
     
  4. cackleberrycam

    cackleberrycam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would.
     
  5. dschicken

    dschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks ill try that
     
  6. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I have no set age. It depends on how full my brooder/grower pens are. I've put young pullets that were still fuzzy in my layer pen but I prefer to do it when they are at least fully feathered and look like a regular chicken.
     
  7. dschicken

    dschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    They are fully feathered now. I had a few on the ground. One of the rir roos ran over to the chick, picked it up by its back and started to sling it around.Im worried that the rir will kill them. Trying to do this without getting rid of the rir roo.
     
  8. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a rooster that I would sometimes see making a commotion with a bitty in his mouth. It finally dawned on me that he was trying to mate with it.
     

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