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08/27/2007 11:47 pm
barg
Hehe, I think we posted at exactly the same time
Thanks Jill
#232 08/28/2007 12:10 am
thndrdancr
Yep, I got on here lookin forward to an update and couldnt find it. Was panicking! Thought you had given up the thread...
08/28/2007 10:29 am
domromer
Sounds like some progress is being made. My girls are still together at night. They pick on the chicks until they all fall asleep. Although next week we are going to try and put them together during the day once we finish the tractor.
08/28/2007 9:43 pm
barg
Fear, is the biggest problem in the coop now.
The older pullets seem ready to get on with the business of establishing pecking order rather then ridding the coop of invaders.
The problem is that the chicks are still very afraid of the pullets, if an older one gets too close to them, they panic, which I believe the older ones think is a challenge to them, so they peck at them as they rush by.
The good news is that, if the older ones keep a little distance, the younger ones will go about "business as usual",
for the most part.

With the two Australorps surrounding them, The chicks decide to inconspicuously enjoy the view outside the coop.


Relaxing, sort of.
Also called, "not moving so maybe that big bully won't see us"


At the end of the night I put the Dom's in with the rest and then brought the chicks in to the garage.
There was a little argument in the coop house about who was roosting where.
It seems there has been a slight change of position and the Dom's are not terribly pleased with this turn of events.

Tomorrow the chicks will be out there with all four pullets.
After all the chickens went to bed, I reattached the tractor, but in a different configuration then before.
I'll have pics that show this tomorrow.
At the end of the night tomorrow, I plan to let the chicks join the pullets in the coop house for a sleep over.
Things are moving forward!

Last edited by barg (08/29/2007 12:28 am)

08/29/2007 6:34 am
domromer
Who knew chickens could be so pernicious.
08/29/2007 4:26 pm
barg
Here is the way I reconfigured the coop.

Rather then one long run, it's kinda like a chicken maze with a smaller opening then before.
Ok it may not look like much of a maze, but tell the chickens that, I've seen them get confused about how to get around the corners. hehe

All six have been in this , newly configured coop, for about four hours now.
I'll have more pictures and the full story in tonights update.

08/29/2007 8:42 pm
silkiechicken
That's great, you tossed it up a bit and now the girls will spend time remapping their domain instead of focusing on the little ones!
08/29/2007 10:23 pm
barg
domromer wrote:
Who knew chickens could be so pernicious.

Indeed, they can be quite deleterious.

silkiechicken wrote:
That's great, you tossed it up a bit and now the girls will spend time remapping their domain instead of focusing on the little ones!

I hope it prevents and doesn't just deley the fighting.
What do you think?

Last edited by barg (08/29/2007 11:28 pm)

08/29/2007 10:33 pm
domromer
they should make chicken binders, similar to what horses wear.
08/29/2007 10:35 pm
SandraChick
They DO make chicken blinders....mostly for pheasants and such.

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