- Apr 22, 2014
So I am new to the chicken experience.... we have 32 Rhode Island Reds and they are about 9 weeks old. We just moved them to their new outdoor coop and it is 8 foot by 16 foot and their yard is 3 times as large. They were moved about 3 days ago and since then have started pecking at each other. I have already switched their feed to a 18% protein crumble (which I did about 2 weeks ago) All of the chicks that are being pecked are still missing a few of their back feathers, I didn't want to move them until they all had their feathers but the needed more space. However, they weren't pecking each other before we moved them. Other than adding some items for play is there anything else I can do?