- Apr 22, 2021
We currently only have three 14 week old pullets. 1 salmon faverolle and 2 silkies. They have a 6x5 ft coop and currently only stay in their run which is 13x10 ft. We will eventually let them roam the garden when they’re a bit older and bigger and once we’ve put up cat proof fencing around the whole perimeter of the garden walls, as there are a lot of pet and a few stray cats in my area and they like attacking my neighbours chickens. We also have a lot of foxes here too and they are ruthless little buggers when it comes to attacking the chickens around here. We were thinking of rescuing a few battery hens which are around a year or so old. Do you think we should wait until the pullets are older and bigger before introducing new hens to the flock? I don’t have a clue about integrating new hens to existing flocks as all the chickens we have had in the past have been raised together since hatch. But we would eventually like to add to the flock.