So if I get really young chooks, there shouldn't be any tussling for authority, then? How does that fit in with what I've read "get chooks the same size or the little ones will get picked on"? Is there a good age to get new ones so they won't get bashed up, but won't want to fight to be "top chicken"?
I'd love to have a "spycam" in there to see how they organise themselves. I can't imagine they'd have too much scope to dictate who sleeps where, because it's a tiny little house. It's not like a barn where there are perches everywhere, or some higher than others.
They "picked" the spot where I put the fake egg. Hopefully they'll pick the nestboxes in their new house if I put the fake egg there? (I found an egg in the garden once, for all I know there could be a secret stash of eggs in the shrubbery. )
Thanks, to me it seems quite spacious, especially since they aren't "big chooks". (They've actually got the full 3m length as a run, the house part is raised up so they can also go underneath it.)
hahaha - but my chooks are all the same size. The "top chook" just THINKS she's a 500 pound gorilla.
Mrs K, I'm nervous that somebody would get hurt, I'd certainly suss things out before I'll put my girls in with anyone new. I might be over-estimating their "niceness" but I hope they won't be too bossy and horrible when I get some new girls.