4 Weeks: Returning to the Flock

Once poults reach 5-6 weeks of age, its time to let ’em back in with the other birds. Depending on space, this could be done sooner. Mama will take good care of ’em and they are independent enough to avoid being picked on by other birds.

You’ll have on dilemma: the issues of keeping their feed separate from the adult birds. At this point they can share roosting and water with the others.

In this video you’ll see poults wandering the main pen, popping through the stucco wire, a hen fight, the setup we leave for the little ones.