Which one is it best to remove though?
They were hatched from eggs together and are 3 1/2 months old, have shown no violence toward each other apart from establishing a pecking order, and are generally quiet and serene.
Do we remove the 'alpha', and let 'beta' have control of the flock, or is it best to keep the already established leader?
We'll also be combining our two seperate runs of 3 Sulmtaler hens and 2 Polish hens together, and don't want the older Polish to be picked on too much.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
J & K