Originally Posted by CluckJunkie
Yes, we are looking into finding some "fowl" friends to keep her cpmpany. They will more likely be chicks, though, and will have to stay separated until they grow. At what age can they be integrated? Do they need to be the same breed? What if she doesn't like her step-sisters? Lol!
Hi CJ. I would follow the integration advice here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
It's really important to quarantine the new chicks from the old and even though you only have one, it would be best to follow safe protocol no matter how big or small your flock is. On average its
about 30 days to quarantine, but we usually do for 60. As far as breed, they don't need to be the same. When you do get some babies, make sure they have been sexed. I'm pretty sure that you don't want to pick up 6 babies and they all end up being roos. When integrating, they will fight for a pecking order. Just make sure that they don't get too injured. Separate any that are bleeding and reintroduce after healing. It is not a pretty sight, but pecking order must be established for an overall calm group and you need to let them do it with as little interference as possible. Take a look at that article. If you have any questions, ask ask ask!!