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when to take 4 week old babies outside.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by princess of rainbow castl, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. princess of rainbow castl

    princess of rainbow castl Hatching

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    i have 9 new (4 weeks old) babies. i'm concerned about introducing them to the two old hens and one rooster. how soon; and how to. will they need an entirely new coop and fenced off area? i'd like to allow as much roaming as possible to all.
     

  2. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Songster

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    I would NOT put them into the coop with the older birds until they've had a chance to be intergrated into the flock. I do this by sectioning off an area of my coop where the older and younger birds can see each other. I wait until the younger ones are almost as big as the older ones, then I let them out together. I usually get some pecking and chasing but they sort things out quickly.
    Hope this helps.
     

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