Hello All, I was hoping to get some input about how to proceed, here's the situation:
A friend dropped off a single, young (3-4 months old I figure) Brahma hen as a "gift" to add to my coop. I am aware of the difficulty involved of introducing a new chicken, so I initially refused. But needless to say I was sucked in and now It's here. So I have an existing flock of 2 adult chickens right now, with a fair-sized outdoor run and enclosed coop. Right now the new chicken is separated but close (the new chicken is inside a good sized dog crate within the outdoor run).
So here's my question. Should I give this new chicken away to a good home or should I try to integrate it? I'm worried that spending weeks and weeks trying to integrate her into the flock will be a waste a time, because she's alone and much much smaller than the adult chickens (about 1/3 the size). Any input would be fantastic!