In the Brooder
- Sep 8, 2012
We have 4 red mix hens that are one year old with one very dominate hen. We purchased 6 new chicks this Spring and kept them in a brooder set up in the basement until they had feathered out. They are now in a 4x8 pen with their own roost and feeding and water station inside of the larger pen we have for the 4 other girls. They are able to see and lightly peck at each other through the wire although the little ones show no interest in the larger and vice versus. When and how do we allow them all to run together. I have heard putting them on the same roost at night (ours wake up when you go in there at night), letting them together outside before having them inside together, put them together with a lot of scratch grain so they just start feeding together. Wondering what works best for everyone.