should i keep them together??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kychickens123, Nov 27, 2015.

  1. kychickens123

    kychickens123 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2015
    we just got 33 Cornish Rocks , 5 Australorp , 6 Buff Orpington should I keep them all together or should I keep them separated ? Whats the pros and cons?
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    The trouble with the meat birds is they will eat constantly if you let them. They may very well over eat, in which case you will have to process sooner than you would want. They may also keep the rest of your flock away from the food because there are so many of them. I would keep them separate if I had this as an option.
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  3. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    I would separate them too the only time I ever tried keeping them together the layers started picking on the cx for some reason they pecked at their feet until they bled, her to make a sperate coop

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