Can you mix layers and meat birds in the pasture???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Willow's Meadow, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Willow's Meadow

    Willow's Meadow Songster

    Apr 16, 2010
    I mgiht get some layers and meat birds this summer from Cackle Hatchery and they are going to have seperate coops in the barn but I didn't know if they should have seperate pastures or not.....they will be the same age. Should I just build a tractor for the meat birds or can I put the layers and the meat birds in the run together???
  2. ForgePondFarm

    ForgePondFarm In the Brooder

    Good question. I was going to let my mixed use girls (and boys) share the coop until those destined for the freezer relocated so to speak.
  3. BellydancerNC

    BellydancerNC In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2011
    This is something I'd like to learn more about too . We have JUST gotten into this ... We've got 10 eight week old chicks we are going to keep for eggs and I've just brought home 8 one day old cornish Rocks I hope to be able to put in the freezer if I don't chicken out
  4. menageriemama

    menageriemama Songster

    Feb 2, 2008
    Superior, WI
    I kept mine together for simplicity's sake. They were fine- the meaties hung together for the most part, I think because they were slower [​IMG]

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