big chickens and small chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texasrangers1, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. texasrangers1

    texasrangers1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have five chickens 3 pullets and 2 cockerels, I'm moving them into a bigger coop and I was just going to let them run the garden during the day and put them up during the night. I also got some chicks getting ready to come out of the brooder, so I thought when I moved them out of the brooder into their new decent sized home, I could let them run with the bigger chickens. My only worries are that the 4 cockerels will start to fight. Or the 8 hens will start to fight.
    I need some help, anyone with advice it's time to release the beast.​
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    It is likely the hens will attack the chicks, possibly killing them. A good technique is to raise the young ones next to the older ones with a fence between, til the younger ones are about the same size.
     

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