Young chickens's first night with the rest of the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 77horses, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Last night, we finally let Pumpkin, a buff bantam/cochin pullet, and Raven, a black bantam/EE pullet, sleep in the coop with the rest of the flock! They did really well I think; it was pretty warm last night, so they were kept warm. And in the morning, they were walking around with the rest of the small flock(which is 2 BO pullets and a Cochin rooster).

    They are ready to be on their own then, I guess. [​IMG] They get along well with the two BO pullets, but once and a while the rooster gets rough. But not too rough.
    No more brooder box! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We will see how they do without being inside the house now. [​IMG]
     
  2. horsefeathers09

    horsefeathers09 Out Of The Brooder

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    How old is Pumpkin and Raven? Just wondering when was a good age to introduce new birds to an existing flock. Glad is went well for you!
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Quote:Raven is about 8 or more months now. And Pumpkin is about 6 or more months. They were suppose to be introduced to the rest of the flock earlier, but because they are so small and because of cold weather, we decided to wait until it warmed up. And we worried that they would be picked on because of how small they are. [​IMG] Amazing to think that they should be laying soon and they just left the brooder box! [​IMG]
     

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