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We would like to mix our flock of golden comets(2yrs.old) with the newer flock of Rhode Island reds (one yr.old) there are about 40 hens total. We have plenty of space in the coop. We need to make room for a new flock of chicks. Thanks.
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Golden comets are jus Red sexlinks.And both breeds can be aggressive.So you can just try tossing them in there,let them deal it out he natural way.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #3 of 8

ONLY if you want blood shed.   The best way is the  "look but don't touch method,"  if you put that in the searchbox it will pop up.     There will still be pecking order to be re established   and depending on how  feisty  the alphas are -  that will be bad enough.

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post #4 of 8

Welcome to BYC!

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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Hi and welcome to BYC. I agree with DD - a member by the name of @aart has written some very good articles on integrating flocks.

 

Joining your state thread  will put you in contact with other BYC members in your area, which can be very helpful.

 
 
The members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
All the best
CT
Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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post #6 of 8

:welcome

 

First you need to isolate the new birds away from your existing flock to prevent any illness or pests from affecting your current flock. Then x2 on drumstick diva's advice...throwing them all together at once without a chance to adjust will cause problems.

 

Please read up on integration, you'll be saving yourself a lot of problems.

 

P.S. Two of the sweetest-tempered chickens I have are a red sex link and a RIR. Not every bird within a particular breed will exactly match those general characteristics.

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Deadlines for all is Dec. 11, 2016

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post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you all very much! We love our"ladies"and don't want to disrupt their lives to make ours easier. ..so we will build another coop just to be safe.
post #8 of 8

:welcome you can build a wire fence splitting your run/coop in half also, but may be easier just to build a new coop/run. Good luck to you.

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth

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