When to put 9wk olds in with layers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by giefdog, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. giefdog

    giefdog Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 22, 2011
    I have 20 turkens and 6 Americanas when can they go in with the big girls and turken roo?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There are lots of threads with great information on integration or introducing young chicks to an established flock.

    Right now? They are out gunned and out manned and there will be very harsh chicken politics if you try, without knowing what you're doing.
  3. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL

    Not until they are almost the same size as the layers so they can defend themselves, or at least get away. Older hens can be MEAN to the little ones.

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