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old chicken friends-hate each other?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CochinBrahmaLover, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. So on Friday we're getting chickens, and we already have 3 full grown chickens. They 3 chickens we have now grew up with the chickens we're getting on Friday (sorry if im confusing) I've heard that after a few days chickens forget each other, well theres a rooster with the other group of chickens. So I'm worried about fighting amongst the 2 roosters

  2. Wisher1000

    Wisher1000 Bama Biddy Premium Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
    If you are only going to have 6 total chickens (1 roo and 2 hens in each group) there could be problems with the roos, and with the hens, for that matter. I would keep them separate but visable for a while so they can get used to one another first. Good luck!
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Don't take the new rooster. There will be trouble. Two roosters is too much for just a few hens too.
  4. Not 6 hens, more like 16 between both groups
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It is almost a given that the two roosters will fight, perhaps to the death. The resident rooster will not want to give up his flock, and the newcomer will want to takeover. It's just how adult roosters operate with strangers, and at this point in the game they are strangers to one another.
  6. Well our current roo is a game bird, but the other I'm not sure. We're gonna get the other roo but if they fight we'll get rid of him. I'll make sure they won't fight to death especially with the game rooster.
  7. Iteach2008

    Iteach2008 In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    It took over a year before we successfully integrated our two flocks. Good luck!

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