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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

It is near impossible to add adult hens to an established flock

Can't say I can relate to that, I have added several mature hens to my flock, it takes time for them to fully integrate and they keep their distance for awhile, but I have not had any real issues... I just slip them in at night, and come morning the other birds are certainly curious about the new arrival but not overly aggressive or anything... Within a month or so they are generally fully integrated...

I believe a big part of it the fact my coop is so large that the birds all have plenty of their own space... I keep standard sized chickens, bantam chickens, guinea fowl and peafowl all in the same coop and they all get along pretty well...
Edited by MeepBeep - 9/21/15 at 6:19pm
post #22 of 28
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Thankyou for your input. However , I don't really have the money to order pullets right now. Anyways, I will just give away/sell the roos. I don't have a problem letting them go when they're young.

post #23 of 28
Don't know where your located, you would have to get together a batch of eggs, incubate for 21 days, 8-12 weeks to feather puts you at around December, so depends, are you here in Wisconsin with me where it's too late, or are you in the south.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

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Some of my birds.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by oldhenlikesdogs View Post

Don't know where your located, you would have to get together a batch of eggs, incubate for 21 days, 8-12 weeks to feather puts you at around December, so depends, are you here in Wisconsin with me where it's too late, or are you in the south.

I live in Arkansas. I have already got 40 eggs in the incubator, they are on day 4.

post #25 of 28
Funny, you knew what you were doing, good luck.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #26 of 28
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Funny, you knew what you were doing, good luck.

Haha, yep, i've been planning it for a while... So, if I make some saddles for the hens, and add a couple of red sex links to the bunch while the chicks are growing do you think the 6 hens will be ok with the 2 roosters for now? I will move one out if needed, I don't want to be cruel. However, if i can make this do for now that would be best.

post #27 of 28
I would only use saddles if you are seeing any wearing on the backs, they can interfere with dust bathing properly and can let mites get out of control, though I think you already know what you are going to do, lol.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
Reply
post #28 of 28
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Well, there is definitely wearing on the backs, and I have never had any problems with mites so far (knock on wood) so I may just try that.

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