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What if old chickens peck at young


Good evening everyone! Tell me, please, will chickens of different breeds live together? I already have red hens for a year. They have one that they have offended at first. I ransacked her, but then I started to run back. For a long time they didn’t accept her whole neck plucked, but accepted into the flock. There is one hen that tramples the rest, I think it is for the main one. Even the rats she chased. I want to take the white chickens. The question is whether they will get along or not to change the team?

She even chased rats.

Or maybe it's a cock :)))

They will get along, but it is necessary to cook meeeeeeely.Look in the shops - they live in windows in one heap.

Rodents, cats, fish, vegetable garden. Now here are the chickens. My wishes are ahead of the possibilities :)

My flock: two Adlers, two heaps, seven Hayses, seven lobanks, one Amrox, two guinea fowls)) Petka Adlersky. Of them 10 (five Hayses and five lomanov) were “brand new” two weeks ago, still not rushing. The old ones sometimes drive young from the trough, nothing terrible, in nature I think always eats first senior and strong: super:. But the experience has already been, the young will be brought up and everything will be leveled.
Anyway, there is some kind of hierarchy in the flock, it does not affect egg production. Good luck.

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In order not to create a similar topic I will ask here. At the moment there is 1 cockerel, he lives temporarily in a big box and is waiting for relocation the other day in a mini chicken coop for 6-7 hens. It is planned to purchase young laying hens 5 pcs. and there will be another cockerel. I understand that two roosters from different families are not good, but I can’t refuse the second one, because I already promised to pick it up, and the first one, one might say unexpectedly, was presented)). Walking is already ready with a size of about 3x5.5 m. So, how to sow them all together so that there are no conflicts? And also, is it possible to take layers from different breeds, for example, 3 leggorn and 2 highsex? Chickens are planned this year to contain only until the fall mainly for eggs.

I bought new chickens, the old ones chase them and beat mercilessly. They can pounce on one of the six of them. I don’t even know how to reconcile them.

I also have a “hodgepodge” - Loman Browns, Adlers, Kuchinsky and Amroki - brought two Andaluzok younger than all the others - they were driven from feeding troughs for a long time. I fed them separately at first, but now I stopped them, firstly they follow me, as the children look in my eyes: smile3: and secondly, they themselves must learn to defend their rights. Nothing, not emaciated, eat with all.
All the chickens are fighting, but without the killing, so, a neighbor pinched a couple of times and okay.
But with two roosters and in such a small area with a small number of chickens - I think there will be problems. If they grew up together, nothing else, and so - will fight hard. It is better to sell one while he doesn’t look spoiled :) or exchange one for two hens.

I bought new chickens, the old ones chase them and beat mercilessly. They can pounce on one of the six of them. I don’t even know how to reconcile them.

In vain, they will not be better, they will still be novices for them. If there is a possibility - fence off the grid with a net, on one half are new, on the second are old chickens. They will see each other and get used to it, and then remove the fence.

I had chicks in two brooders from 0 to 30 days. In one, 20 Moscow Blacks, in the other a hodgepodge - 14 pieces of Amrok, Poltava clay, Adler silver and Zagorsky salmon petya. Grown up birds and I decided to transplant them into a large cage before the construction of the chicken coop.
HORROR. World Cup - the horses (they are not much larger than the rest), they drove the neighbors into one corner, they pecked them, they were not allowed to go to the feeders (although they made feeding places for each head). Those poor in the corner are already in three tiers on top of each other, and the five roosters of the World Cup stood up in a chain and did not let out anyone. What was surprising, those in the cordon stand come to replace other roosters, including chickens, for eating and drinking.
I tried to drive tyrants, and my wife held them with a stick so that others could eat and drink. Everything is useless. I divided the cage into two parts (as long as plywood, now I want to make a mesh partition, they can get used to each other, anyway, after all, they live together in a hen house) and everything returned to normal.

Getting rid of the problem

Basically, all methods of folk.

  • Pour all triple cologne hens. It is believed that after this the rooster will consider both old and new hens and will not let them fight.
  • There were cases when the tail was painted in a very blood color with a particularly cocky one, because of which other birds calmed them down with a crowd.

Using these techniques at your own risk, you can make peace in the hen house.

But the most important thing is to monitor the condition of the chicken coop, properly care for the birds and watch their behavior. Probably so it will be possible to avoid bum.

Whether or not

You can keep chickens of different ages, however with only a slight difference in age, since they must differ in the diet, the amount and composition of the required feed, as well as the recommended temperature of the content. For example, day-old chicks are fed corn grits.

In the next two days add:

  • millet, barley - 5 g per 1 individual,
  • boiled egg - 2 g,
  • skim milk - 5 g,
  • greens or carrots - 1 g.

For 4–10-day-old chicks, the approximate menu is as follows:

  • 2 g boiled eggs,
  • 8 g of skim milk,
  • 1.5 g of cottage cheese without fat,
  • 9 g of grain (corn, millet, barley),
  • 0.2 g of meal and meal,
  • 2 g of greens and carrots,
  • 0.4 g of mineral feed.

At this time, babies are fed every 2 hours. Then the number of feedings is gradually reduced to 4–5 times.

As you can see, the diet is significantly different, so these age categories are best kept separately. Subsequently, from the 11th to the 40th day, nutritional recommendations contain the same ingredients, but somewhat different norms. Therefore, chickens of these ages can try to combine together.

It is also possible to combine chickens of 1.5 and 2 months. Their diet is quite similar. In this way, uniting chickens in the same room is possible only with a comfortable difference of 20-25 days. It is better to move the older ones to the younger ones or to start them at the same time into new territory.

Other recommendations for the preparation of the diet for broilers, so they should be necessarily separated from the egg babies.

As you can see from the table, you should keep babies up to 4 days apart, and then a difference of 25–30 days will be comfortable for the content.

Also broilers are fed with specially developed compound feeds with proteins and vitamins in the composition. The norms of their feeding significantly exceed the norms of feeding of hens - 2.5–3.0 kg of dry feed is required per 1 kg of growth.

Joint hens

Immediately make a reservation that there is no unequivocal answer to the question of whether it is possible to contain young and mature individuals. Recommendations for poultry farmers, as a rule, advise not to do this. On the forums, however, often there are stories of owners of chicken coops, who claim to unite the young with the old herd and have no problems at the same time.

Can adult chickens and teenage chickens be kept together

Separate keeping of young and mature individuals is recommended due to the fact that the latter may not take the young into the herd, peck at them and cause injury. There are cases when adult roosters and hens slandered to death of young individuals. Although there are many stories when chickens got along peacefully with each other. Naturally, it is impossible to predict how birds will behave after unification, therefore it is better not to risk it. In addition, it is possible that due to the agility and perseverance of old chickens, the young will remain without food and drink, because those with force and weight will push them away from the feeders and drinkers.

True, poultry farmers who do not have the ability to keep birds in different rooms, among the recommendations on how to combine adolescent chickens and mature individuals, offer a gradual habituation of individual groups of birds to each other due to keeping them in the same room, divided into different zones with a metal grid. So, the chickens see each other every day and soon get used to the coexistence. However, there is another reason why sharing birds of different ages is not recommended. The fact is that from an adult livestock can infected with infectious diseases young individuals. Since their immune system is still poorly developed, they suffer much worse disease, so there is a risk of losing most of the young. To avoid this, it is still better to keep the chickens in rooms separated by a blank wall.

There are several popular secrets how to make new chickens:

  1. To avoid further "hazing", the youngsters are planted in the dark.
  2. There is also a recommendation to pre-wipe with a hand in the glove of old and young individuals, so that the latter are fed by the smell of mature livestock.
  3. Add a rooster for 2 days to new chickens that have reached puberty, and then combine the herd. The rooster will not give young people a grudge.

Video: the experience of colonization of pullets in the old herd

Will chickens of different breeds live together

Often, poultry farmers are not limited to breeding only one or two breeds. However, not every breeder can boast of extensive walking areas and a multi-room poultry house, so the question arises: how will the birds of one or another breed get along.

Based on the experience of joint breeding, poultry farmers give the following tips:

  1. Up to 2 months of chickens of different breeds of the same age group can be kept in the same house without any problems. This will not affect their development and growth.
  2. In the future, it will be necessary to separate larger and smaller breeds.
  3. Silky, dwarf vandots, New England get along well in the same room. Before puberty on the same territory without any problems, there can be brahmi and cochinquina. Up to 2 months, these breeds can be combined with Oryol hens.

Brama and kokhinhin Of course, the ideal option is content of representatives of different breeds in separate roomsHowever, if there is no such possibility, then you can try by experiment to combine rocks with the same weight categories and related to the same direction. In this way, it will be possible to avoid malnutrition of smaller individuals and make the right diet to achieve good productivity.

Can I keep together egg and meat chickens

As in the case of chickens, adult chickens of egg and beef meat should be kept separately due to different diets. Chickens are fed with such foods that contribute to better egg production, such as grain, wet mash, vegetables, and greens. A prerequisite is a sufficient amount of calcium.

Meat fish are given more protein, which is necessary for meat growth. The proportions of feed and the amount of feed will be different for them. For meat, of course, the food will need more. But egg overeating is useless - they may develop obesity, which will adversely affect egg-laying. In addition, egg chickens, as a rule, more active, have a brisk character. Therefore, assiduous and slow-moving meat individuals may suffer from discomfort when dealing with their egg-bearing relatives.

Pros and cons of sharing chickens of different ages

The maintenance of chickens of different ages for the poultry farmer is a necessary measure due to the lack of a sufficient number of rooms, therefore pros there is little in it:

  • space saving
  • in one hen house, a breeder can immediately observe the entire herd and his condition.

Cons the cohabitation of young and mature livestock is much more:

  • the rejection of mature individuals of young in the herd, frequent manifestations of aggression towards them,
  • the risk of transmission of infections from old to young
  • oppression of smaller individuals by large ways by pushing away from feeding troughs and drinking bowls, as a result of which the young will not eat up and develop poorly,
  • inconvenience to the breeder when feeding and creating conditions.

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Thus, the content of chickens in one house is allowed with a comfortable difference in age - 20 days. It is necessary to combine those babies who have approximately the same menu and the number of feedings per day. The placement under one roof of mature and young chickens is not recommended, since the occurrence of aggression among the older generation with injury and injury to young individuals is possible. There is also a risk of contracting infections from mature feathered chicks with an undeveloped immune system. Prohibited the joint content of egg and meat chickens due to different diets. If the goal of the poultry farmer is to achieve the highest productivity in terms of the number of eggs and the quality of meat, then these individuals must be placed in different rooms.

Genetics for beginners

Some novices, taking up the task of breeding feathered living creatures (namely, chickens) can not immediately determine the issue of choice, i.e. - the content of which selection would be the best solution, or - which chicken like more. This encourages breeders to try and experiment with the options available.

At this stage, the predictable question arises: Is it possible to keep chickens of different breeds together? How to settle: individually or let them live with the whole crowd? Nobody can give a universal answer, since practice shows both successful and unsuccessful examples, equally.

Based on the desire to see a cloudless perspective, it is worth exploring a number of important nuances.

Possible difficulties in caring for the bird

Those who are determined to acquire two or more breeds will have to take into account the individual needs of each selection. So, for example, you can consider the presence of the "farmer N" egg and meat chickens.

The hens will always show themselves from a more active side, they are emotional and demanding to the free space, their gastronomic preferences are of a completely different diet than their meat relatives.

For this reason, their joint content will not bring anything good, from which it follows the understanding that they will have to build exclusively different dwellings.

You can try to start with the placement in the joint area of ​​several crosses, but in one direction. Universal meat-bearers will be suitable for optimization, quite a few bird owners consider this conclusion to be true and successfully implement this solution.

Referring to the arguments given above, it can be expected that the intrabreed needs will coincide, but the age and presence of roosters will certainly cause a number of non-devices. There is a well-known observation when older individuals react uneasily to young animals, show aggression, even the facts of cannibalism.

The reaction of the breeding roosters is not very different - the males compete, start fights.

Easy solution

In their responses, the poultry farmers describe observations and variants of their own decisions, one of the most understandable and acceptable is to settle foreigners at the age of chickens, then the fact of parallel maturation compensates for the peculiarities of origin and will help get along with several harems in the same territory.

If everything is done right, the birds will feel great. In addition, the normalization of temperature will greatly simplify the process of growing broilers at home.

From the above material novice farmers will learn a lot of useful information. For example, what temperature regime for broilers should be followed and how to organize it properly.

How do chickens of different ages get along

Sooner or later, before the poultry farmer there is a question about updating the livestock or the establishment of new breeds. And then a person wonders how to do this and whether it is possible to keep chickens of different age categories in the same room and merge on the same range. We offer to understand the question.

The content of chickens of different ages in one herd

When breeding chickens with the help of an incubator, a poultry farmer often has a problem of keeping children of different ages. Let's consider in what cases the joint content is possible and in which not.

You can keep chickens of different ages, however with only a slight difference in age, since they must differ in the diet, the amount and composition of the required feed, as well as the recommended temperature of the content. For example, day-old chicks are fed corn grits.

In the next two days add:

  • millet, barley - 5 g per 1 individual,
  • boiled egg - 2 g,
  • skim milk - 5 g,
  • greens or carrots - 1 g.

For 4–10-day-old chicks, the approximate menu is as follows:

At this time, babies are fed every 2 hours. Then the number of feedings is gradually reduced to 4–5 times.

As you can see, the diet is significantly different, so these age categories are best kept separately. Subsequently, from the 11th to the 40th day, nutritional recommendations contain the same ingredients, but somewhat different norms. Therefore, chickens of these ages can try to combine together.

It is also possible to combine chickens of 1.5 and 2 months. Their diet is quite similar. In this way, uniting chickens in the same room is possible only with a comfortable difference of 20-25 days. It is better to move the older ones to the younger ones or to start them at the same time into new territory.

Other recommendations for the preparation of the diet for broilers, so they should be necessarily separated from the egg babies.

Как видим из таблицы, отдельно следует содержать малышей до 4 дней, а затем комфортной для содержания будет разница в 25–30 дней.

Also broilers are fed with specially developed compound feeds with proteins and vitamins in the composition. The norms of their feeding significantly exceed the norms of feeding of hens - 2.5–3.0 kg of dry feed is required per 1 kg of growth.