New coop two separate pullet groups meds?, things to do?

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  1. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two groups of pullets in separate tractors that I am going to be putting together in one new large winter coop and run. I bought them separately in August and have never wormed or done anything. Should I pre treat the coop or them with anything? What should I be watchful for? There is one roo with the nine RIR and he already comes around the barn to the other six when they are out(3br,&3ee/buff crosses)
     
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    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Only one of the fifteen is laying 24&29 weeks.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    No need to medicate unless there's a definite reason to.

    They have already been free ranging together...and gotten along well?

    I'd put them all in the new coop and run at the same time.
    There's no territory to defend, because it's new to all of them, so shouldn't be any spats,
    but might be some mild pecking order issues.
     
  4. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks, they have not met except the rooster who heard them and left his girls and came around the barn and to the yard where the girls in the small tractor range. I read about putting them together at night into the new coop.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I would let them all free range together for a week and sleep in their present coops,

    then put all of them in the new coop and run at the same time,
    very important.
     
  6. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    I will try to get them together. The problem is that the big c tractor is in the goat pasture south of the barn, and the little one is north of the barn in the back yard. I guess I could try leading them with corn. I am not sure. The young roo is into exploring to get to them, but the young pullets seek the bushes and trees closest to their tractors which are in opposite directions.
     

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