Need to move big chicks (chickens now) out of the nursery...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by IggiMom, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. IggiMom

    IggiMom Songster

    Apr 12, 2009
    West Virginia
    They can see the other chickens, so they are not strangers. Would it be a good idea to move them at night, so when they wake up in the morning, there they are, sharing a coop with the Big Birds?

    They are getting too big for the nursery, and I need to move some other chicks in there.

  2. Quote:I have heard its best to move them at night as well. Just place them up on the roost so when they wake in the morning they will hopefully carry on as if everything is OK.

    Good luck.
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    It works but there is still the normal pecking order stuff. It is just a little less stressful on everyone, you included, when you do it this way. I will be doing this very soon with my banties and standards. They are divided now at night by chicken wire in the coop. One night, the wire will come down and we shall see what happens!

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