I have 6 layers 3 Cream Legbar, 1 EE, 1Olive Egger, one unidentified but seems to be a hen looked like Black Copper Maran with bare legs when tiny.
They are in a small tractor and I need to give them more room, fortunately the "frozen tundra" isn't frozen yet.
New tractor is double the size.
I have some silkies I would like to integrate, I know this is a bit hit or miss.
Anyone care to comment on if it is worth trying to put the silkies in the big tractor for a week first and then integrate the layers? The small tractor the layers are in could be put adjacent if that might help. Could even gradually move a couple layers in at a time. There are 7 silkies, BUT two are crowing and little success making them quiet enough to keep, and a third I am getting suspicious about so I might only have 4 we keep.
With just 4 I figure it might be good to get them in a coop with the 6 layers to help everyone stay warm if it ever gets cold, one of the layers is often alone on the far end of the perch so she might benefit from some pals to roost with?
I have the space to keep them separate and can if it doesn't work, would just need a second heated waterer.
Any tips? Figure I might have a benefit in that the layers are switching tractors anyway? Think I can use that to help?