Mixing game & production babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alogue5173, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. alogue5173

    alogue5173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have an established flock of 10 hens (all laying) and 1 rooster. Right now I have eggs under my broody and eggs in the bator. Half of the bator eggs are from my hens and half are game eggs from a relative. I am in the process of building a new pen and coop for the chicks once they leave the brooder.I have read posts that say the game hens will be the boss of the coop. Will this still be the case since all of the chicks will be the same age and grow up together?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In chicken society somebody always has to be 'boss' or top of the pecking order. It may very well be one of the game hens. In my experience when raised in a mixed flock the birds will coexist relatively peacefully. Your major problem will be fighting amongst the cockerels as they mature
     
  3. alogue5173

    alogue5173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I won't be keeping any of the roosters so that shouldn't be a problem. I was hoping as you said they will coexist peacefully since they are being raised together. Thanks!
     

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