younger flock..

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BlueBirdChick, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    I have three months old should I wait tell they are four months old before I put them out with the older ones??????
     
  2. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Nope...you could have integrated them long ago. [​IMG]
     
  3. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    Phew okay just wondering cause where I have them its kinda getting small for them lol they're nearly as big as my four month old hens so [​IMG] thankyou [​IMG]
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Be sure that you put them where they can see each other but have no contact for a week or so before you integrate fully. They make get picked on quite a bit if you don't. They will still get the occasional peck but this is normal and nothing to worry about.

    Your welcome! [​IMG]
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Right. And when you do mix them. either hand place them on the roost at night, or provice a lot of distraction so they have something besides new birds to think about -- a bymch of hay or straw spread around, plus a bunch of greens or similar busy-making treats.

    Here is a good article on integrating: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-adding-to-your-flock
     
  6. BlueBirdChick

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    Ill probably place them tonight [​IMG] when the other chickens are asleep .... thankyou once again
     

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