Originally Posted by duluthralphie
I put a bunch of chickens together yesterday, I picked the larger ones out and moved them into the main layer coop kind of. I have a tractor inside the coop that attaches to an outside covered fence/run. One of them I moved is a larger girl (I think) she is extremely meek and mellow. She refused to join in all the chicken games.
Yesterday, she just sat by me and shook when I was inside the run with them. This morning she was in the corner of the tractor butt to the group head buried in the corner. So I gave in and moved her back to the smaller chicks. She was crying to whole time I carried her back and had her head squished into me. I practiced tough love though and told her before long she would have to join the others. She is such a cutie and sweet heart. I have no idea what I will do with her.
I have a neighbor that wants chickens so I might give him to them. She would do ok in a group of 5-6 chickens, a group of 30 scars her. Any of you (IVIE) need a cute little EE?
Ralphie, how would she do in a group of 11, one of them Reggie the roo? Would that be overwhelming to her? Poor little thing. I have a RIR, Ruby, that will not run with the grown-up flock although I may try her with them while they are in all those lilacs. Her flock mate, Rosie, will flock with them during the day but wants to be with Ruby at night to roost. I would like to keep them together but Tom does like those red heads. Ruby is the bottom of the pecking order with the big girls. She likes to make sure the young flock knows she is boss.
So I question how your EE would fit in. The young flock is very docile. SS, BO, BA, CLB (and they are sweethearts) and the white californias. All easy going as far as I can tell so far and they are a few months old. What do you think? Little sweetheart.