putting younger chickens with the older birds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ncbrew, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. ncbrew

    ncbrew New Egg

    Apr 24, 2013
    I seem to have 2 different flocks of chickens. One flock is run by my Rhode Island Red rooster. He is very big and chases the other small Americana rooster and another very small rooster (looks like a Bantam).

    I have another flock of 2 small australop male and female (i think), a couple of small other chickens that the big rooster chases them all the time.

    The second flock roosts in the trees and the first flock roosts in the coop.

    I am afraid to put them all in the coop for the night.

    If I hatch new chicks where do I keep them after about 5 weeks?[​IMG]

  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    It's not unusual to have two groups in a flock. You can put the tree roosters in the coop or not. But younger chicks will likely be killed if you try integrating before they are adult size. It's best to keep them next to the rest of the chickens but in a separate yard while they grow out.

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