Chick Fight!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Urban Farmer, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. Urban Farmer

    Urban Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Folks,
    My big girls(1.5-2yrs) are picking on my little girls(3mo). The little girls sleep in a tractor, and the big girls sleep in the coop. Will this last long? I need to have them all in the coop at some point. Is there a way I can help them get along?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Jenski

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    I would be afraid to let them all run together until the littles are as big as the bigs.

    Uh, yeah. Right.

    Anyhoo, there will still be a pecking order, but the deck is stacked when the younger ones are also smaller in size. The start of laying changes things somewhat, too.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Macy

    Macy Out Of The Brooder

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    I would wait until the younger girls were the same size as your older girls. They tend to handle it better if they are all about the same size. I learned that by trial and error myself. Wasn't much fun either.
     
  4. Urban Farmer

    Urban Farmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool! I will, thanks for the advice![​IMG]
     

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