integration went like a breeze...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dandrews1971, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Songster

    We put all our birds together today & didn't have a single issue. Couldn't have went more smoothly. Previously , our 6 hens & 1 roo (11 months)were penned separately from our 12- 12 week old chicks(10 pullets, 2 young roos). We had let a few of the older girls in to the yard where the younger ones were penned to free range a bit, but not very often. Well today, hubby turned them all loose together. No fighting, no pecking, nothing. They mingled together awhile but foraged separately, separate flocks. Tonight when it got dark, I moved all the younger birds into the main coop to sleep.

    We have the little bantam roo we rescued still housed by himself in quarantine. Tomorrow he gets treated for his scaly leg mites & the peck marks on his comb. He wont be a happy camper. Hopefully he heals quickly though so he can be integrated as well.
    Tomorrow I'm having the older girls pullorum testing done for 4-h fair entries.
    Happy. [​IMG]
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Nice to hear an integration success story!!
  3. Hexe

    Hexe In the Brooder

    Apr 15, 2013
    Northern Colorado
    I thought the title was 'interrogation' there for a second. I was ready to see chicken under heat lamps with blindfolds on.

    Glad everything went well and they didn't have to get waterboarded.
  4. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Songster

    I could break out the thumbscrews & the rack & make them tell me where they hid the eggs!

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