In the Brooder
- May 23, 2011
Hello, I need some advice. I have 12 chickens. 2 older girls and 2- 5 month olds with a 5 month old rooster and 5- 3 month olds and 2 babies. I received a really great free coop. I put the 2 older girls in there. It has probably got room for a couple more chickens. Although when the 2 older girls were with the rest of the chickens the chickens were all pecked and put in there place around the older girls. So I moved the older girls from our temporary coop to the new free coop. So my question is I have a chance to get a another real nice coop but it only has room for maybe 5 chickens. That leaves 3 chickens out and the 2 babies (when they get bigger) that need a home. I want to know if I should put the rooster and the 2- 5 month olds with the older ladies who have taken possession of the new coop and move all the youngins in the new coop? Any advice would be great! I really don't think the rooster will like being with the older girls. He is still young and gets chased around by the older girls. Or should I get a bigger coop for 10 chickens. Not sure how to group all of them. I will have a nice big run for them all. Should I have the rooster with all the youngins in a bigger coop? Thanks for any help I can get.