how should i introduce new bantams to the big girls in the coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kelsy274, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. kelsy274

    kelsy274 In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2008
    I've got 3 older bigger girls and now have 4-4 mo. old bantams (one is a rooster), it is time for these little guys to join the rest of the gang. The big ones are a little territorial, any suggestions on how to make them a big happy family?
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Put the new banties into a little coop right next to the run of the big ones. This way they can meet without tearing each other apart. It works with horses, anyway. Then after a week maybe, put them together and keep an eye out for signs of aggression. They will fight no matter what, but they should sort it out soon enough. Separate severely injured ones and heal them before reentry.

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