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Help! My big chickens broke into the babies coop!

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So I came home from football practice tonight and went in to check water levels and food because I have 9 hungry babies about 4-7 weeks of age... I also have 4 3 month old pullets and cockerels (2of each)
Wouldn't you know it my sneaky chickens broke into the coop and I found them roosting happily. They have full access to the chicks but they aren't bothering them... Should I be worried? Should I move them?
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Were you going to integrate them eventually anyway? If so, I'd be tempted to leave them be if it were my flock. I'd just keep an eye on thing for a few days, provide multiple feeders and waterers and make sure they have plenty of space..
Edited by bobbi-j - 7/1/16 at 3:11pm

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Were you going to integrate them eventually anyway? If so, I'd be teted to leave them be if it were my flock. I'd just keep an eye on thing for a few days, provide multiple feeders and waterers and make sure they have plenty of space..

I would be tempted too....and ditto on the multiple feed/water station.....but make sure the littles have someplace they can get away from the biggers.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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