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How do I mix my 2 flocks?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Zed3, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Zed3

    Zed3 In the Brooder

    May 2, 2009
    Huntingtown, MD
    I have (6) year old barred rocks and need to put them into the same coop/run with my (6) 1 1/2 year old golden comets. They have never free ranged together and their only contact has been brief through a fence. What is the best way to do this. Move them at night after they have roosted, or free range them together and have them return to the same coop at sunset? The coop and run has plenty of room so that should not be an issue.

    Thanks for the help.


  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I'd probably give them free range time together so they can get used to each other and let them go to their own coops at night. Do this for a couple weeks, then stick them all in 1 coop at night (move roosters last-otherwise they sound the alarm and freak everyone out) It will take a couple weeks for them to sort out their order, but as long as there is not blood, they'll be fine.
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009

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