how to introduce 2 flocks to each other outside runs??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crookedcreekranch, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. crookedcreekranch

    crookedcreekranch Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2010
    It is so hot here in Kansas...106 yesterday. I have 2 separate flocks in 2 separate runs/coops. One flock has 17 hens and 2 roosters. The other flock has 15 hens. I have been wanting to let them free range during this heat so they can find some cool spots. If I let them both out at the same time will I have trouble? They have 80 acres to roam in but their coops are right across from each other. Anyone done this before? They can see each other from their runs, but have never directly been in contact with each other.
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    With that much space, they will most likely do fine. My two coops/runs aren't close to one another, and my birds do fine together, and have no problems going back to their own coops each evening.

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