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

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    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

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    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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