In the Brooder
- Aug 8, 2021
I have 2 pullets and 3 hens. I have slowly been introducing the pullets with the hens. Today they free ranged all together, and besides a few pecking order squabbles, all went pretty well. Tonight I went to shut the coop door and checked to see if all chickens were there, but only the 3 hens were roosting. In the past, the pullets had been roosting in an enclosed part of the run. I’ve had to move them in there each night. I figured since I left it open to all, the younger chickens would take the lead of the older ones. Instead, the pullets were roosting on a bar attached to a planting table outside of the run. I moved them back into their enclosed space in the run for the night. Any suggestions of how/ when to get them into the coop together as one big happy family? Preferably on their own? I have seen suggestions of having the pullets enclosed in the coop for a few days. Unfortunately, this is not an option for me, as my older hens need the space throughout the day to lay eggs and to eat. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!