bad idea to mix grown roo & hen with 1-2 months old?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Vickir73, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Vickir73

    Vickir73 Chickens Ate My Brain

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    Now that my flock consists of only 12 hens, my 2nd roo is getting picked on by the dominant roo [​IMG] He stays in the coop on the roost with one of his girls and doesn't leave the coop much at all. Would it be a completely bad idea to move him and his girl into my brooder pen? The chicks in my brooder pen (brooder is bigger than 10X15 and the ceiling height is at least 8 ft) and range in age group from 1 month to 2 months. Please tell me (and I know some of you will) if I've lost my mind with this idea. Why can't everyone just get along ? [​IMG]
     
  2. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, bad idea. Maybe not such a bad idea in other 4 months.

    Once a low chicken has gained a higher position in a flock, it will get just as mean as the leader of the flock it was with. The babies need to be basically grown before being put with mature birds.
     

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