Moving 2 separate flocks into one NEW coop. Which goes in first?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ashleyrae211, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

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    HELP!!

    One flock is 1.5-2 years old 5 hens. The other is 6 months old 1 big rooster and 3 hens. I have been moving a lot(still young and not settled yet) and I need the 5 oldest hens with me they are too far away for me to tend, and the 6 month olds starter coop is too small. so I want to get them all together in a bigger coop.

    Should I get the young rooster and girls comfy before I bring the older ones. Or should I get the older ones comfy first?
     
  2. leirob007

    leirob007 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they get along better if they both arrive at the new location at the same time. they can establish their own " pecking order " without grandfather rules kicking in
     
  3. ashleyrae211

    ashleyrae211 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     

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