nfrost

Chirping
8 Years
May 1, 2011
202
2
99
We have 4 3year old chickens 2 EE 2 SLW, and 30 4-5 week old chicks, the big birds have free range little ones have the coop during the day to them selves but i have noticed that the big birds will chase or peck the little ones not enough to really hurt or draw blood but should i be worried or is this normal?
 

wychickenwrangler

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 10, 2011
85
0
39
Northeast Wyoming
Integrating my smaller ones with the bigger ones was nerve wracking !!!!!! The first attempt didn't work out so good, because the newer ones were quite smaller, so I put them back in their own pen. One thing I did notice though, was that if anything smaller than them came around, they would chase it until it left. They chased all of the native birds, & even a pocket gopher. I would say that the older ones are acting normal, and you might have to wait until the others are closer to their size to put them together. I am far from an expert though!!! Good luck!!!!
 

nfrost

Chirping
8 Years
May 1, 2011
202
2
99
Well they are in the same coop during the night its an old horse barn that i close off at night so the big ones cant get at the little ones in the morn or night when i aint there to close or open it before they roost, but i open the door to the full barn during the day and noone has gotted hurt if they can get close enough to the little ones they will chase them but i have seen no blood yet so idk i think were good!
 

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