- Jun 14, 2015
I have 7 "big" girls plus a rooster. I have 4 "littles" that are 14 weeks old. i have part of the coop sectioned off with chicken wire where the littles have been able to go in and out of when they want, and where they can eat and sleep/roost. I have two bantum "big" girls that will go in there section to eat and roost sometimes. They have been in this set up for 7 weeks now and are out growing their space. My question is, when I remove the wire, do I still leave a separate feeder for them to attempt for feed from? They all free range during the day but it's like I have 2 flocks. I know there will be a lot of pecking, especially at night but I'm hoping at 14 weeks the littles are better suited to handle it. Any advice?