Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by annie3001, May 27, 2010.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    [​IMG] hello all, [​IMG]
    I have 4 laying hens that i want to mingle all together with my 6 younger ones, about 4-5months old. i have 2 coops, connected only by chicken wire inside. i have 2 runs side byside. you can see what i am talking about thru my byc pics under my name.
    i can free range all of them together outside fine, no problems! however the minute they go inside the runs, the older hens start going after the younger ones.
    i am going slow with this process, but i desperatley want them all to be together. [​IMG]
    i did cut some fence in between the runs and one of the younger ones go in with the bigger girls, and she was trapped with them. the bigger girls started pecking her. shes one of my crazy campine chickens. she is really nuts. and fast running.
    i am doing the right thing, free ranging all outside in the yard, then trying the lock up all together? i hope what i said typing makes sense. i am better explaining verbably but this is a computer! [​IMG]
    any advice is appriciated!!!

    i currently had to put the cut peice of wire back up. to seperate them, i had to go in the house for a while. [​IMG]

    andrea [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I see what you mean and it does make sense, but since they eat different foods, maybe your setup is good for now?
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    they are all eating the same foods.
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    so i tried it again inside the run with all of them. did better this time. i hope tonight go's smoothly!![​IMG]

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