Moving Coops Questions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BrahmaMom1797, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. BrahmaMom1797

    BrahmaMom1797 Songster

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    Hello!!
    I have two hens, a Swedish Flower hen and a barred rock hen that are just gonna be too big to keep with my little birds. I have a little spot in my coop I could keep them in the morning and at night that could hopefully get them used to my other hens and the other big hens to them.
    I did this with some previous babies and it worked a charm and I think since outside time will be lessening due to on coming heavy rain would make it so the girls could all be in the coop together and get used to each other before they fully get integrated.
    But a bit ago, I was attempting to hold an injured rooster in there and he spontaneously died the next day. The coop is always being cleaned so they stay healthy and happy, but I’m worried that that sectioned off part of the coop may still be contaminated. Should I be worried about that and just work with the girls to make sure they’re not getting picked on too hard?
    I, unlike my mother who worries about her favorites, have a thick skin and know that so long as there’s not blood it’s all just flock adjustment to having new members.
    My big girl flock has really never shown any aggression even when it comes to the pecking order, they let in a lone buckeye hen that was about 2 years old and barely blinked an eye and she grouped with two other young hens I had before. I know young girls can have a tough time when they just starting to grow up though.

    I know this is a big ramble but if anyone could decipher it and give me some advice I’d be so grateful. :D
     
  2. Ted_Harrell

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    I have Swedish Flower Hens in the incubator and am wondering about their temperament myself, so I am anxiously awaiting whoever answers this:pop
     
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  3. sorce

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    The death sounds a coincidence. What kind of contaminants would remain?

    Sorce
     
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  4. 21hens-incharge

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    What breeds and ages are all the birds?

    How big is the coop?
    The small section?
     
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  5. BrahmaMom1797

    BrahmaMom1797 Songster

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    The girl I have is a little bit wild and flighty, but she’s a good girl.
     
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  6. BrahmaMom1797

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    There weren’t any contaminants left, it wasn’t mostly a question for my mother who worries the most about it. I was just questioning if we should get like a coop cleaner for it?
     
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  7. BrahmaMom1797

    BrahmaMom1797 Songster

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    Get ready for a kind big answer lol!
    The two girls I’m wanting to love over there are a Barred Rock and a Swedish Flower hen. They’re about 6 months old.
    My big coop currently consists of (oldest to youngest) a jubilee Orpington, two dark Brahma hens, a white crested polish, a sebright, a golden laced polish, buckeye hen, a golden laced Wyandotte and black jersey giant.
    The big coop is 112 square feet plus a big outside run, they free range when it’s not raining. The small part is 4x4 feet and we only used it for raising chicks before they were big enough to go outside and a rooster box so he wasn’t too loud in the morning. They’d only be there at night and in early morning before they’d go out in the yard.
     
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  8. 21hens-incharge

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    I think you will be fine using that space for them.
    Most of your older birds are docile types anyway. :p

    Thanks for the answers to the questions I had.

    Your young ones are 6 months....integration might involve a bit of pecking but I see you are familiar with that. :)
     
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  9. BrahmaMom1797

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    Thank you for your help too!
     
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  10. 21hens-incharge

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    You are welcome.
     
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