Question about 2 flocks

Bil

Songster
11 Years
May 8, 2008
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2
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Cottage Grove, OR
I have 2 hen houses on my property. One that I built in my shop (house A) and one that was on my property when we moved here (house B). House B was not where I wanted to have my chickens so that is why I didn't use it at first. Now I am wanting to add more chickens (I know, I should have know at first that 12 wouldn't be enough!!!) I don't think house A is big enough to add another 12+ hens, but house B is.

The problem is, my chickens free range all day on our 5 acres, and B chickens would have the same access to the land as A chickens do. So B chickens could go in A house and A chickens could go in B house. I don't want to build a chicken run because where both of the chickens houses are is where I will be adding goats in the spring, and I don't want to make the goats area any smaller.

So, will the 2 flocks be able to live together, but not sleep together?
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Is there anyway to program the chickens to where they should be and where they shouldn't be? Any suggestions on how to make the transition easier? Or should I just keep with my 12 and be happy?
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Thanks!

Bil
 

greathorse

Songster
11 Years
Oct 1, 2008
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33
191
Northern Colorado
I have two coops right next to each other. So far they go to their own coops to roost. I let them out for a few hours when I get home from work, not sure what would happen if they were to hang out together all day.

when I begin breeding of course they will all need to be separated.
 

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