- Oct 4, 2014
This is my first post and I'm new to raising backyard chickens and I absolutely love it. As a short back story --- my little chicks grew up in the house and they waited a long time for my son-in-law to build their coop. The 5 rhode island reds lived in the spare bedroom.... until just about when they started laying eggs a couple months ago. It was a funny thing but it worked well. in the evening they'd come to the sliding glass door, hop up into the house, and as a group of 5 waddled down the hallway, and made a right into their bedroom !!! Then I have 10 other chickens we raised from small chicks - a variety - barred rocks, coachins, barnevelder, and they lived in the living room in the evenings. They all were in backyard during the day doing fine. Recently they were all able to move into their beautiful new coop together - 15 chickens. My problem is when they are getting settled in and getting their spot, some of the rhode island reds bully the other group of chickens and peck at them and some of them try to hide their head, etc... I stand there trying to keep the peace, etc...... any ideas to help ? I try to protect the other chickens and that's probably not the right thing to do. My chickens are very spoiled too. I have a yellow lab and everyone gets along in the backyard so well.. I love leaving my secretarial job and coming home to my chickens and dogs. It's the BEST.