Territorial chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Kaitie09, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    We recently built a new coop and bought 12 chicks. They lived in the new coop for 4 months by themselves while our older 6 lived in the old coop. When they were big enough to go out in the run, we let them out for a few days and then brought the big chickens over. They are all fine in the coop itself, but the big ones control the outside. They will attack any of the babies as soon as they step outside. It is getting colder now so none of them are out as much, so they are okay for now. However, I need to find a way to let them all be friendly while outside once Spring comes. I don't want 12, one year olds being trapped in the coop for the rest of their lives.
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    how long have they been all together? These issues should stop by themselves in a week - 2 at the most.

    If they don't stop - you will have to remove the big hens for a couple more weeks & then re-introduce once the chicks are older & more capable of taking care of themselves.

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