Combining 1 1/2 year olds and 5 month olds.. tell me if this sounds ok

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 7cutechix, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. 7cutechix

    7cutechix In the Brooder

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    I have a big coop with 6 1 1/2 year old red sex link hens, laying wonderfully, happy birds. I have what I thought were 6 barred rock 5 month olds in a tractor....ONE is a roo. He seems ok, so far. I move them around in the tractor and the RSL I let out about 1 1/2 hours before sundown. They have been looking at each other...when the RSL are free ranging they've said hi through the fence. I keep moving the tractor closer to the run. I plan on moving it right up to it for the last month...is that plenty of time for them to get acquainted? I also may start letting the BR's out too...I've read here that works....if they free range together for about a month too? Then would it be ok to put them right in the coop, at night, so they wake up together. This roo should be very happy? 11 girls? What does everyone think?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Sounds well planned out. Should work out well. Good luck.
     
  3. 7cutechix

    7cutechix In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I just read the page on here and it pretty much sounds the same to me....I must have read it a few times in my 5 years of research! I love this group!
     

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