can I put my chicks together for the winter??New at this

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by critterrun, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    I am new to this [​IMG]
    I have 3 breeds, can I put them all in the same shed for the winter?
    I was going to but a metal shed and fix it so there would be 3 Runs,
    but Mother nature beat me to it
    and I have to do something now ! [​IMG]

    Thanks
    also has anybody used a metal shed?

    Thanks
    Debbie in NJ
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Having multiple breeds together is commonplace. Most of us have many breeds together.

    The issue is age and pecking order. Chicken's order their society along very strict lines of relating to one another. They'll order themselves. During that process, there is bullying and pecking, but they get it sorted out, eventually.

    I have 5 breeds right now. I hope I understand your questions.
     
  3. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes thank you
    I have Silkies Buff and 3 odd ones
    They have been in 3 differnt runs all summer
    I am going to get a Shed and put together 1 big run
    for them all to go into
    that way I can keep the water warm
    and make it easy when it is COLD

    Thanks
    Debbie in NJ [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have learned so much here [​IMG]
     
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, you can house them all together...this is my mixed flock...but now you will have to integrate them in...
    this takes time and patience...
     

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