Monday, May 10, 2010
Accidental Chicken Integration
We accidently integrated the pullets (sort of like teenage chickens) with the full grown chickens this weekend. (ie: the door fell off! Yet another repair project...) It was a major concern at first because the bigger chickens will literally try and peck the littler ones to death. It worked out okay though, I think because 1. the pullets haven't had their wings clipped yet and can fly. 2. there are 26 pullets and only 13 hens. and 3. they have the whole yard to roam and have their own space... it seems to be a much bigger problem when they are confined in an area or chicken house when the integration occurs.