When to introduce chicks

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When to introduce chicks
« on: April 25, 2009, 18:50 »
Having now got 2x5 wk leghorns, 2x3wk dorkings and the tiny araucanas, I was wanting to put the older chicks together! (littluns way too small) when is the right time for this? asap or leave it till they are alot older?
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Re: When to introduce chicks
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 19:00 »
Dunno, but congratulations on 1000 posts!
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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Re: When to introduce chicks
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 19:24 »
Dunno, but congratulations on 1000 posts!
OMG! forgot all about that!  :lol: thankyou by the way  :blush:

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Re: When to introduce chicks
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 21:06 »
I tend to go by size CL.
When they look big enough to hold their own and are fully feathered up :D



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Re: When to introduce chicks
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 21:12 »
I tend to go by size CL.
When they look big enough to hold their own and are fully feathered up :D



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Thanks Sarah, thought chick to chick introductions would be easier than when I eventually introduce them to my main flock! Did have a little try in the garden pen but the bigger of the leghorns kept trying to peck the dorkings! (sure its a cock!) So put them all back as they were! Will wait till they bigger

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Re: When to introduce chicks
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 21:19 »
Sorry I thought you meant with your older older birds :)

I'd do gradual introductions, leaving them a bit longer each day and see how they get on after a week say :)

I've done Guinea Fowl like that by the end of the week they were all living together under the same broody hen (was quite a squeeze :lol: ) They were 2 weeks apart in age :)


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Re: When to introduce chicks
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 21:28 »
Oh brill! they are in brooders next to one another (looks like a nursey in here!  :lol:) so they can all see one another, so will keep trying during the daytimes and see what happens x



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