I need some advice for downsizing my flock! I moved into a new house that has a coop with two hens (1.5 years old). They are an established mini-flock. I also brought two of my own chickens who are 3 months old. I've been working to integrate the two groups but it's been difficult (whenever I put them together the feathers start flying!) It's certainly a work in progress.
The problem is the coop only will only fit three comfortably! I would also need to get a permit if I kept four chickens. I am thinking of selling one of the older chickens to a good home. Will this make the remaining older hen more hostile towards my chickens? Anybody have any advice on how to do this in a way that will cause the least amount of stress to the chickens?