In the Brooder
- May 4, 2012
I need some advice from my BYCers! We currently have two breeds of chickens: 1 hen & 1 rooster - heinz 57 breed and 2 pullets 1 rooster - Silkie breed. They've all been cohabitating nicely in the coop that we have, however, recently we've been thinking about building a second coop and separating out the flocks. The boys have been getting a bit feisty with each other (and, well, with US!) and we think it might be because 2 boys in such close proximity is no bueno. No issues when they are free ranging - so we think if they had separate homes and then just got together during the day, it might be better.
Now, we all KNOW just how much chickens LOOOOOVE change...so we'd like your opinions! To separate or to not? We know as the boys get older they are most likely going to be even more frustrated that they have to share a coop and right now, when we release them from the run to free range, the silkie boy comes running out like a bat out of hell - charging everything in sight... as well as attempting to spur both myself and my husband and we aren't diggin it. So we're hoping this might calm him down a little? Speaking of spurring, our other roo has it out for the hubby - he will stop whatever he's doing and stalk him all around the yard and try to attack.
Now, we all KNOW just how much chickens LOOOOOVE change...