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Adding a hen in with a young flock?

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I have a mixed flock of 12 that are around 10 weeks old. My question was can I integrate an older hen say around 1yr old in with them?
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You can try they are young enough yet, house them where she can see them for a week or two than try mingling them, the hen will hopefully ignore them with an occasional peck to remind them she is boss.
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.
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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I agree - the older hen should be a little too overwhelmed to keep chasing all the young ones around! In addition to the above, i would suggest having at least 2 feeding stations - cuts down aggression and ensure that all your chickens have access to food.

 

Good luck

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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