Such a Nightmare!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JakRat, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    I just got 2 of the sweetest 2 month olds... they are THE best chicks I have ever had and are so sweet loving and well behaved.

    Problem is is that I already have 4 older hens and a banty rooster. I only have one coop so I cannot just separate them and what not to get used to each other. Last week I did just toss them in the coop and while a few of the girls did "mommy" pecking, one of my barred rocks just picked one up by her neck and shook it! Poor little thing now has a hole in her head (dont worry it is healing up just fine). Now my barred rocks are jerks... I have disliked them since like day 5... My questions is this : Should I get rid of the barred rocks and get to hens and just put them all together and let them re hatch out their pecking order? I was thinking of asking a local chicken friend if he would want to trade since his have run of his property and dont really need to worry about a coop situation...

    Thanks yall!
     
  2. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    I was hoping that by having the three original ones, the two babies, and then two other new hens then they would all just figure it out and get along.
     

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