Combining Flocks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bobbi-j, May 25, 2010.

  1. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    11,245
    11,062
    711
    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    I have 11 birds in one pen - 9 hens (8 that will be culled when I have time), 1 cochin bantam rooster and a leghorn rooster. In my new coop, I have a cochin bantam hen with eight 5 or 6 week old standard chicks that she's raising. I'm building the outside run for my new coop and plan on using welded wire from the pens I'm dismantling in the barn. I just realized that the older birds won't have a secure place to spend the night if I do that. (They free-range during the day. Mama and chicks are in the coop all day until I get the run built) Are the chicks too young to put the big ones in with them? I would most likely move them at night to make the move less traumatic. Thanks in advance for the input.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2010
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

    11,245
    11,062
    711
    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Anyone with an opinion on this?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by