marrying two flocks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by juliacale, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. juliacale

    juliacale Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are about 5 weeks now and the older flock still picks on them. My RIR will actually lunge after them, seemingly trying to kill them.

    How can I get them to get along? will they ever?

    The coop is divided in two right now so they can't get to each other.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, once the little ones are about the same size as the big ones, you can put them together, since they already can see each other. They will fight though but things will settle down in a few weeks.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I agree, just alittle more time til they are about the same size....I just introduced 3 month olds, 4 month olds to my flock...don't seem to get picked on as much if you wait some....
     

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