Mixing 2 Different Barred Rock Chickens Flocks together

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by caw009, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. caw009

    caw009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know if you can take these young Barred Rock out of one group and mix with their own kind in another flock...if it is done at night?
     
  2. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even tho they may look alike, chickens have a pecking order and will know that there are newbies in the flock. You also need to Quarentine any new comers for 30 days, after that you can put the newbies where the current flock can see and hear them, ie such as in a confined area within the coop. Are the chickens all adults and are there any new roos in the bunch?
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Merging flocks is stressful, irrespective of breed type. There'll be little to no advantage in having them both BRs.
    Eventually, after some jostling and fighting, they do re-establish a new social order and life goes on.
     

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