Raising meaties of mixed ages: problem with introducing them?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Hideaway Farm, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Hideaway Farm

    Hideaway Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I have 21 three week old Cornish Rock Giants and next week I will be adding another 26 birds to their coop and run when they graduate from their brooder ( so they will be two weeks old and the first batch will be four weeks old). I have never raised birds of mixed ages and was just wondering if there is any chance that the older birds will bully the younger ones? They will be sharing the same coop with free access to outdoors during the day (see my other thread here to read details about my setup).
     
  2. Hideaway Farm

    Hideaway Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    In case anyone is interested, I put the little guys in with the big guys today. It was a total non-event. They got along just fine, and all snuggled up in the coop this evening together. I guess they are too young to be worrying about pecking order.
     
  3. Wax Myrtle

    Wax Myrtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear there were no issues!
     

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