my roosters are attacking my new bantams

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by molly, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. molly

    molly Out Of The Brooder

    May 4, 2008
    I have 5 bantams 3 of which are roos I have kept my new ones separate from the ones I have already. I have tried to let the new ones in the coop but the roos keep attacking the new ones .I really do not want to build a new coop for two chickens is there any thing I can do?
  2. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    We were able to split my old coop and outdoor run with chicken wire to make separate areas until a peaceful integration could place. I don't know about roos, but a separation was absolutely necesary for my hens to ensure the safety of the new comers. I heard many horror stories about established hens and flocks killing the new ones, especially if there are of different ages and sizes.

    Good luck. It was worth a few dollars to split the coop.

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