Wednesday, May 20, 2009
As novice chicken owners, we have never introduced baby chickens to older chickens. We've kept the babies in the chicken tractor, with a makeshift coop made out of a cardboard box and a stick, for as long as we possibly could. The babies are 8 weeks old now, and with rain in the forecast for the next several days, we decided to try to get them introduced to the older girls. If all goes well they'll be sleeping in the coop and be able to stay out of the rain.
The introductions went fairly well this afternoon. Some posturing and minor pecking, but no one went for the kill. Mostly, they ignored each other, with the older girls reminding the babies who's boss when they got too cheeky.