help whith managing my flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by elsfieldchickens, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a trio and a pair of shamos and was wondering if i should put them all together and sell one of the cockerels so i have one flock in one house rather than two
     
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    You're the only one who can answer that question. How much room do you have? How many coops do you want to clean? How much work do you want to put into your chicken keeping? How many feeders and waterers to you want to clean? How many chickens do you want to have? Do you want to get rid of one of your roosters?
     
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  3. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have lots of room and dont mind the work/cleaning one of the cocks is much higher quaility than the other
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you plan on breeding and selling them? Again - you are the only one who can make the decision.
     
  5. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes we do
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I would think the answer would be pretty clear then...
     
  7. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    can you actually keep the hens together?
     
  8. elsfieldchickens

    elsfieldchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    the hens are quite mean and if we put them all together we would do it slowly
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Sounds to me like you know one of your roosters is higher quality for breeding and you want to get rid of the lesser roo.

    So get rid of the lesser roo and start the process for integrating all the hens.

    Put them in side by side pens so they get used to seeing each other for a few weeks then let them together to work it out.
     

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