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Hi!! I just got 6 new hens. They are young, since none of then have layed yet. My run is 4 ft x 8 ft. I am hoping that even though this is less than the recommended space, this will be enough for them, as I cannot afford to expand the run. My coop is 5 ft x 5 ft.
I am only a bit concerned since I noticed they are pecking each other for random reasons. I only just got them yesterday and they came from separate, individual small cages. Is this normal? Will the size of my run be a problem?
I also read i could keep them distracted to avoid pecking. Any suggestions are welcome smile.png thanks!!
post #2 of 4

It will eventually be too small. How old are they?

They're picking at each other now because they aren't friends yet. However, without sufficient space, that may become a habit that will continue.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I dont know their exact age. All I know is that they are about a month away from laying. They look pretty grown up.
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Probably 5 months old I'm guessing. Like chickencanoe said it will eventually be a problem that they don't have a big enough run. Give them time to become friends and they should stor pecking.


Hope this helps!
The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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The key to a happy flock is to be there for them. You have to do your job so they can do theirs. Your coop layout is also important. It doesn't have to be fancy just functional.http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/just-a-chicken-coop Is an example of it.
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