Neighbors also have chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mortmomof2, May 10, 2011.

  1. mortmomof2

    mortmomof2 Hatching

    May 10, 2011
    We are new to raising chickens. Our neighbors also have chickens and roosters. I am not planning on having roosters. Will we have a problem keeping our flocks separated? Will my hens go see their rooster or vice versa? Their chickens have wandered into our yard before. Will they all go to their own coop at night?

    We'd planned to build a chicken tractor to keep them more contained, but I have really liked seeing them free-ranging the last week. Any insight would be so helpful!

  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    more likely than not if both groups are allowed to get out and have freedom they will cross paths. You might wind up with some of theirs at night and vice versa:( Unless you don't want intermigling I would suggest a fence to keep them seperated because you dont know the health of their chickens...I've heard good stories and bad about these same situations-every situation if different...

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