Should I leave them there?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by the lemon tree, May 25, 2010.

  1. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Songster

    May 12, 2009
    My two younger, 18 week old EEs somehow found their way up to the "top floor" of the big girls' coop today and stayed there, long enough for the 3 hens to find them there when it was time to go in from a day of free ranging. I just checked on them. It looked as though for the most part the big girls were leaving the EEs alone-but the two were cuddled up together in the corner, probably as a result of some initial pecking. I've been trying to integrate them for about 3 weeks now and I'm so tempted to leave them there to see what happens in the morning. It's quickly getting dark so maybe it'll work! Should I?
  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    If it's dark and their settled, let them be. Go out early and check the situation. Nothing should happen overnight- they dont' see well, and morning will bring a new day---- go out and see how they've fit into the pecking order. If the big girls are picking on them, you might wanna remove them. Who knows, they might be just fine by morning [​IMG]

  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing 9 Years

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    If there's no fightin leave them there. Usually they just don't hang with each other. Going there seperate ways like two seperate flocks.

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