- Mar 3, 2012
I have 2 small flocks that I need to integrate. I built a new house to house them all but I got each set of chicks at different times and they were raised seperate. And because I got them all straight run I ended 4 roos 4 pullets. In the coop now are four 13week old Japanese Bantams (1 pullet 3 roos the roos get along great as of now) and in the garage brooder I have four 6week old Marans ( 3 pullets 1 roo) today I tried to introduce the 2 flock to see what would happen and there was a serious brawl between one JB roo and the Marans roo and blood was drawn and there were also a few strikes from the JB roos on the Marans pullets. I was planning on having the 8 of them housed together until I decided which roos to keep and which ones to rehome. Any thoughts on how I should introduce them better? I was thinking of trying to put together a new small coop over the weekend. But I already have 3 coops so I dont know. Id love suggestion since this is my first time integrating a flock.