Moving Birds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SkyWarrior, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Okay, this is probably really whacky, but I'm running into a space/pen problem.

    I have 19 chickens, 2 geese and 2 turkeys -- all chicks. The chickens are between 5 weeks and 15 weeks. I've had them in a pen that was 6x6. They're getting bigger. [​IMG] I have a second pen (6 x6) where I put the geese and the turkeys and an open run behind the barn that's probably 60 or so square feet. I don't trust my guys to be safe outside the barn at night so this is what I started doing:

    I move the geese and turkeys to the outside run in the morning.
    I move 9 chickens from one pen to the unoccupied geese/turkey pen.

    Then in the evening, I move the chickens back in the chicken pen for the night and the geese and turkeys back to their pen. [​IMG]

    Crazy? Insane? [​IMG] What do you think? My birds are starting to get used to me handling them now.
  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    That's what I do with my ducks now. I have 5 chicks that will be doing the rounds soon. Not nuts. You are very protective of your flock. Congratulations! [​IMG]
  3. Sounds like a lot of work. I think you should be making preparations for when they are adults, or when they need more space.........Pop

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