Mixing Leghorns with RIR's

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NinnyGillaspie, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. NinnyGillaspie

    NinnyGillaspie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    Huntsville, Tx
    Hey Yall, The gate has been open between the RIR's and the Leghorns for 2 weeks. They mix and mingle, but they always go back to their own pad. The RIRs are afraid of the Leghorns. They must have traumatized them through the fence. Do you think they'll get better?
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    From what I hear chickens are very color conscious. They stick to their own flock for protection etc. But 2-weeks isn't very long. Give them more time to adjust and they will probably mix together more and more when they are out and about....but probably sleep with the ones they are used to being with at night.

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