Chicks and a New Home
I have 8 chicks that are almost 3 months old and living in a chicken tractor. When can I transfer them to the coop with the flock? There are 7 white leg horn hens and one white banty and one rooster. The rooster was hatch here last July. Thanks Ellen from Georgia. lakin is close to the fence in this picture and the big red rooster is gone.1 thumbs up!Posted 10 months ago
I integrated my chicks into the flock at 3 weeks of age, but they were hatched out by one of my hens. I kept mama and the peeps in a section of the coop I cordoned off with hardware cloth up until that point so everyone could see each other. It went very well.
2 thumbs up!Posted 10 months ago
These chicks are much bigger, but the 7 white leg horn hens are not there mama. I going to wait until they are 3 months old which will be a week and then put them in the coop. I have a big chicken run also so that should help. Thanks Ellen from Georgia.
1 thumbs up!Posted 10 months ago
Yesterday I put four of the chicks in the coop with the flock, all went well except when it was time to go inside they had a hard time going up the ladder. Had to catch two of them and take them in the coop, maybe today will be better. They were all on the roost with the other hens this morning and every one survived the night. This is a picture of the rooster and the hens, next week I will take the last four to the coop. Ellen from Georgia
0 thumbs up!Posted 10 months ago | Last edited 10 months ago
The chicks are finding their way in the flock, Lakin keeps them in line and shows them the pecking order. I’m going to start another flock using the chicken tractor, going to clip the wings on the last four chicks and let them free range in our big fence front yard. I have tow hens that have been injured by the rooster and a duck Pablo so all will free range in the yard plenty of bugs to hunt. Ellen from Georgia
0 thumbs up!Posted 9 months ago
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