I finally got the new pullets together with the old girls. Sort of.
Yesterday morning I discovered that some critter or another had tried to dig its way into the tractor. Perhaps a skunk, but I didn’t smell anything, so more likely possum. Whatever it was either never made it in, or didn’t bother the chicks, because they were fine, albeit a bit more nervous than usual in the morning. If that’s even possible.
So my son and I loaded the chicken tractor onto my trailer for the long haul across the yard to the chicken paddock. We plopped it down inside the electronet fence and left them inside the tractor – I figure this way, the girls can take a little time to get to know each other. Maybe there won’t be any fights this way.
Although you never can tell what’ll happen when a bunch of girls get together.