Wondering about mixing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by max13077, May 17, 2009.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have three one year old hens; One SLW and two Buff O's. I have them segregated in a separate place away from the 21, 5 week old chicks that we got. I'm wondering when it is safe to mix the groups. The hens are really nice. They keep hearing the chicks peep and squawk and keep wanting to get into the coop to see what they are.
  2. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2007
    I think it's best to keep the peace and keep the two gangs seperate their entire lives.
    I know others mix, but that can be asking for trouble.

  3. first time farmer

    first time farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I would wait until the 5 week olds are at least 8 weeks. That is what i am doing

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