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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Q9, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    Three of them aren't laying - we're getting rid of two of the three, and keeping the third for some reason. We've got five chickens in another coop, and were planning to move two of them to the second coops with the one chicken, to have 3 in each coop. My question is - will this result in fighting? All the birds are female, and they're Rhode Island Reds.

  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

    Jun 17, 2011
    Morristown, AZ
    Do they already know each other from free ranging or the coop being close together? It always helps if they have had previous contact otherwise put them together just before roosting time and it will lessen the squabbling some...

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