Integrating new chickens in small coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by twinmom219, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. twinmom219

    twinmom219 Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for tips/advice/reassurance. First time chicken mom. I have 2 18 weekers in a small Coop in Chicago city lot, long story but also have 2 10 weekers. Have been trying to integrate them over past 2-3 weeks, supervised free ranging and days together in Coop/run with barrier in the run. But when all in run/ Coop lots of pecking bullying so 10 week old still in house at night. Today they spent entire day in run with barrier and then no barrier pecking less. So big girls went to bed, so I put in little girls and closed door to Coop train them. Some squawking and little girls are very freaked out. Do I just do the tough love and leave them locked in Coop all night?! Let them out at crack of dawn? Stressing.
     
  2. kinsiebrooke

    kinsiebrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you put them in the coop together at night when it is dark they will usually have only a little pecking.
     
  3. twinmom219

    twinmom219 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, dark, planning on getting up sun to let them out
     
  4. twinmom219

    twinmom219 Out Of The Brooder

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    Everyone ok this morning then the aggression started so have the barrier up for the day while I am gone and will try again tonight
     

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