- Oct 19, 2013
I have a coop and run that can house eight chickens. The run is sectioned off by a door. In the past, the big girls would be house on the side of the run that has the coop. The Littles would be house on the side of the run with no coop. That way they can see but no touching. So when the time comes to integrate I just open the door and let them mingle. In the past, I have no problems everyone gets along. Usually this happens in December but this year I decided to get spring chicks. This year when I open the door to let them mingle about a week later, One chick got scalped. So I cleaned her up and separated her then the next day another one’s head was bleeding. Not as bad just a peck. So I put her in with the scalped chicken. So on the coop side of the run I have three that are one year olds and two that are at 22 weeks. The two that were injured are 22 weeks also. After the two healed, the scalped one healed but Has no feathers on head, I tried again to integrate. The scalped one got pecked again and was bleeding. So I took her and her friend out again. So my question is how do I Integrate these two? I thought about adding one at a time of the big girls to the two that were injured. I don’t know who the bully is. What y’all think? Thanks for the help!