Chick Days, part duex! Some of our chick families are new flock raisers, but many folks were in the store yesterday to add to their flock. The chicks are babies now, so it will be a while before they all live in the same coop. But it's always good to be prepared with what to expect and take some action now to aid the integration.
Our professional partners at Purina offer several tips to aid in the introduction of new birds to the flock.
- Integrate slowly
- Blend only when they're the same size
- Quarantine new birds for 30 days
- Set up parallel runs so they can see each other
- Expect some fighting as they establish a new pecking order