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

    Jun 8, 2010
    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

    Jul 21, 2007
    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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