Separating a Flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by oldpaths1611, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. oldpaths1611

    oldpaths1611 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2010
    I have 13 chickens that I need to give away or sell (12 hens, 1 rooster). I have someone that is interested in taking some of them. I'm hesitant to separate the flock. They've been together here with us for over a year now. Do I have a valid concern, or will they be just fine if separated? The guy who wants them has a fairly large flock of his own already. So not only would my birds be separated from their own flock, but will also have to adjust to a new one. What do you all think?
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Sometimes you'll find that there are 2 chickens who are really attached to eachother and can seem lost if separated. If you have a few that are like that, you may want to keep them together. Such as a rooster and his favorite hen. But for the most part they should be just fine if separated and it'll be a lot easier to find home for them if you can break them up into smaller groups. If you're worried, and I don't blame you, I think it's perfectly acceptable to specify that each buyer get more than one.

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