time for the new little ones to sleep outside

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, May 29, 2012.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Songster

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    ok, i have two big girls and four babies but they are ready to sleep outside. how do you get them to all sleep in the same coop? there is a size difference and petunia chases the little ones. should i put them together or what should i do?
     
  2. Nursiedeer

    Nursiedeer Chirping

    175
    2
    73
    May 25, 2012
    Raymore, Missouri
    I usually start by introducing my babies to one big chick at a time. The older roosters can be mean so I save them for the last introductions.
    Seems no matter what I try the older hen will chase the little ones, but they do eventually learn to get along just be patient. I am currently introducing my 10 week olds to the flock. I have my tamest laying hen joining them during the day. Then they sleep alone at night. I will eventuallu introduce more older hens. ONce they are used to the hens I will add them to the big coop/pen. WE have a place in the barn (big chickens) that goes to a pen out back. and one coop outside For the younger ones, plus I use the dogs pen for the young ones during the day.
    Good luck.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: