Mean girls

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by coopscooper, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. coopscooper

    coopscooper New Egg

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    Apr 21, 2008
    Hi. I have 3 reds who are about a month old. They are now fully feathered and I've put them out in the coop. I've decided that 3 is just not enough and I'd like to get some more.

    My question is, when I get the new kids and once they are old enough to go outside, do you think I can put them all together if I do it at night? The ones I have now should be about 9 or 10 weeks old by then.

    I have experience with chickens and I have some who are 6 years old (they are not in with the new ones). They are extremely intolerant of new girls, to the point of bloody chickens. I hate that. I am just wondering if they do this from birth or if there's a certain age that they start the nastiness.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    you have to put the new hens in a pen for 2 or 3wks.out where the older chickens can see them.an get used to them before you put them togather.
     

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