mingling

Discussion in 'Chickens 8 Weeks & Older' started by sema43, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. sema43

    sema43 In the Brooder

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    I have already 2 roosters and 6 hens that are 8 months old. I have 6 hens that are 4 months old and one of them laid an egg today. I keep the younger ones in my basement in dog runs. I want to mingle them with the others. I have a shed and a run so there is a lot of space. Should I put them in and gate them in a part of the shed to protect them as well as are they ready for colder nights.
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    Yes, temporarily divide the coop and run so you can monitor reactions.....you might want to give them a week or two before mingling....if this is possible. Make sure there ate adequate food and water stations to minimize conflicts. Good luck!
     

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