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Introducing a chicken to flock

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I recently put one of my chickens into confinement for a blocked crop. She is doing better, but when I put her back with the other chickens they started attacking her. Is there any suggestions to what I can do to get her back with them?
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You will have to pen her where they all can see her for a week or two, hopefully than you can start letting her out to see how they react. It's best to never remove any members, just separate them.
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 #3 of 4

Welcome to BYC!

 

OHLD hit the nail on the head.

Integrating a single bird back into the flock can be challenging.....

......she was gone long enough to be come a 'stranger' and the other birds are just defending their territory.

 

Can you set up an adjacent pen, with food, water, shelter for a couple weeks?

Telling us more about your set up, pics would really help, might come up with some possible solutions.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Just want to thank you for your help, I finally got her back into the coop with the other chickens!!! I let them free range for a few days and put her in there when it was dark. They have doing great.
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