Moving the Littles in

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jenjack72, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. jenjack72

    jenjack72 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2015
    So, the littles have spent three nights in the big coop with the big girls. The only prblem is I have a Barred Rock that is somewhat of a bully and she has been sitting in the doorway every night and the little girls are scared tongobin, so y husband and I have been manually putting the littles in the coop. The Littles want to go it the big coop. Any suggestions? Should I just keep putting them in and hope my feisty Barred Rock will back off and let them go in on their own eventually?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Spring Dreaming Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Keep putting them in. If you see too much aggression go back to separating them out at night.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    Might wait it out. The urge to roost is powerful, and mean old bid die will eventually give up her post and roost, and the younger birds will tiptoe in,like teenagers sneaking in after curfew.

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