Will hens with poults get along ?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by valewife, May 22, 2012.

  1. valewife

    valewife In the Brooder

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    I have two hens raising poults and have
    kept them separated while they were on nests.
    I'm beginning to have a space problem
    and would like to put them together.
    Is it possible ? or will they be aggressive toward
    the other's poults ?
    One hen's babies are a week old and the other's
    are 2-3 days old.
    They would share a 12 x 12 barn until the poults
    are big enough to go out in the run.
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Songster

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    You can always put them together and watch for a while... I had a RP cross hen with poults and a wild hen with poults showed up and joined her. They stayed together all day every day, but roosted in different trees. The wild turkeys stayed around until I locked minr up for the winter in October. When they first joined up, my poults were a week or two old and the wild poults were older, maybe twice as big?
     

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