Mixing 2 new mother hens.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bakerjw, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    Last question of the day. I promise.

    I have a hen who just hatched a clutch of 7 chicks.
    I have another hen who is sitting on a nest and if they hatch will bestow another brood of chicks upon us.
    I have a small coop/lawn tractor. I am thinking about moving both hens and their broods together into the tractor.

    This will mess up the pecking order a bit with my free ranging White Leghorns and my TSC pullets but I don't want to mix the chicks in with either set of chickens until they are a bit older.

    Are hens less aggressive toward other hens with broods?

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