Can new chicks be put in with mature laying hens?

Answer New chicks should not be placed with mature chickens right away. In order to ensure that the chicks remain healthy, they should be placed separately from other chickens for a minimum of 30 days.Sou... Read More »

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When to put my chicks with my hens?

Only when they're the same size. If they're smaller, the older hens will abuse them.

Do hens&chicks bloom?

The hen and chicks plant (sempervivum tectorum) is a favorite among gardeners of all ages and skill levels. These easy to grow plants are fun and rewarding.HardinessSempervivum tectorum, the scient... Read More »

Why do hens roost without laying?

Chickens do not sleep in their nests, laying boxes, or on the floor of their pens. Instead, they sleep on elevated perches, or roosts, to avoid predators, even if they are safe in a chicken house.R... Read More »

How old are hens before they start laying?

According to Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry, chickens begin laying somewhere between 16 and 22 weeks. You will need to increase the intensity and decrease amount of light to about 15 to 16 hours... Read More »