Who's in charge?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hennyhandler, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    I have two roosters and a couple of chickens that are the same age that have been introduced to my older chickens maybe two or three weeks ago. I know that integration takes awhile and I have seen much improvement with each group interacting but they haven't fully formed one group and they occasionally still peck at the young ones. When can I expect this to go away? Thanks for any info.

  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    You'll always see a bit of pecking going on...the ones higher up on the pecking order need to "remind" the others of where they land on the ladder, so to speak. If they have enough room to roam, it shouldn't be too bad. If they're not drawing blood, I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    The picture you have, is these your eggs and if they are what kind of chickens lay that dark of an egg. They are gorgeous. I want some. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by