A tiny account of our daily happenings with our little flock of backyard chickens.
Pretty Golden Girl! Just remember that "pecking order" will need to be established. There will be squawking.
Indeed the squawking has begun. We're keeping Sally in an isolation pen from the other hens, as you can see. Today, one of our older hens got into the isolation pen and attacked. Nothing too violent, but Sally (the new pullet) was cowering in a little protected spot. We separated them again. How long do you think we should keep them separated before we let them interact? How long before they can sleep in the same coop? Should we be worried about hen-on-hen violence? Thanks, SP!