Pullet likes baby coop better than "big girl" coop

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by caj1985, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a smaller coop with my 5 hamburg babies in it. They are about 6 weeks old. Yesterday when I had both coops open for them to socialize and become further acquainted one of my EE pullets (7 months old) decided she wanted to be in the coop with the babies. She flew in the door and settled in, checked out the nesting boxes, laid her egg and explored the run. I let her spend the night in there because she obviously didn't want to come out. If I switch the little ones to flock raiser does any one see an issue with her staying with them? She has always been the loner of my big ones and prefers to be off by herself and avoid the roos if possible.
     
  2. bj taylor

    bj taylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as long as she plays nice, i'd let her stay there if that's what she wants.
     
  3. caj1985

    caj1985 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's being very good. She has been leading them out into the run more and snuggling with them in the coop.

    Any issues with putting 6 or 7 week old chicks on flock raiser instead of grower feed?
     

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