Mixing 2 new mother hens.

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

  1. bakerjw

    bakerjw Songster

    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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