How should I separate my chicks??

Sienatiger

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Hi everyone! I recently got another coop. My first coop can hold max 10 and the second can hold a max of 4. I have 12 chicks right now, and I am planning on separating them. I was wondering is anyone has any thoughts on how to separate them. I was thinking of separating them either by breed, personality, or egg laying. I have all different breeds: 2 EEs, 1 Brahma, 1 GLW, 1 faverolle, 4 polish, 1 German spitz, 1 welsummer, and 1 Golden buff. I was first thinking of separating the crested from the non cresteds. Then I was thinking to keep the shyer chicks in the smaller coop so that I could socialize them more easily. Then, I played with the Idea of separating them by egg color (light brown and white in the big coop, and blue and dark brown in the small).

Any thoughts?
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Separate out the polish, they will be a prime target for pecking by the other birds, especially if your set ups are smaller.
 

aart

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Hi everyone! I recently got another coop. My first coop can hold max 10 and the second can hold a max of 4. I have 12 chicks right now, and I am planning on separating them. I was wondering is anyone has any thoughts on how to separate them. I was thinking of separating them either by breed, personality, or egg laying. I have all different breeds: 2 EEs, 1 Brahma, 1 GLW, 1 faverolle, 4 polish, 1 German spitz, 1 welsummer, and 1 Golden buff. I was first thinking of separating the crested from the non cresteds. Then I was thinking to keep the shyer chicks in the smaller coop so that I could socialize them more easily. Then, I played with the Idea of separating them by egg color (light brown and white in the big coop, and blue and dark brown in the small).

Any thoughts?
Wonders what your population numbers mean in feet by feet?
Do both coops have runs attached?

Separating the crested from the non cresteds is a very good idea.
 

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