Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
We have a younger flock we recently purchased from a local Backyard Chicken Keeper and we got 2 Black Stars, and 2 Americauna’s! Well the merger did not go very well I must say. At first they were mingling and we thought all was well and then the four younger chickens are now staying up in their roost and I am having to let the other three free range.
At first I thought it was just the Barred Rock but I now know after separating her out that the other two are following suit. My husband is going to put the chicken wire up again today and will let the younger chickens grow up a bit more. We did make sure they were separated for 45 days and could get used to each other through the wire but that did not seem to help. We are going to separate them for another 30 days and see if that helps and we will try again. Surely they have to find some common ground….literally.