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  1. Henry&Friends

    Pecking order questions

    Integrating birds into an established flock causes mayhem in the pecking order. Whether you’re adding one lonely hen, or combining whole flocks, an addition to your flock brings changes to your chickens lives. I’ve added hens and have had hens leave. Hens who are added seem to start from the...
  2. doublecrossranch

    Solar panels harbor freight

    do you suggest the 100 watt or 25 watt? I plan to move my chicks into the coop when they are 4 week old. I would like to put the heat plate in the coop because some of our nights are getting into the 50’s. I will have an area blocked off so they can escape the bigger pullets. There is plenty of...
  3. Sunnychix

    Cannot Integrate adult chickens- Help

    I have 4 girls that are 11 months old (buff orp, barred rocks)and we recently rescued 3 girls(Americaunas) that are 16 months old. They have lived side by side in 2 separate pens for 6 weeks. The last 2 weeks they have been free ranging together. Problem is that I have 1 Buff Orp and she will...
  4. city-chicker

    Chick died, leaving friend alone

    We have 4 grown hens and got 2 babies (Red and Coco) in June. We were in the process of integrating, letting them all free range together during the day and putting them in separate coops at night. Last night we finally put them all in the same coop. I opened the door bright and early so they’d...
  5. G

    Does anyone have tips for integrating new birds into the flock?

    We have a pullet named Cheese- yes, we named our bird Cheese. We had to find homes for the rest of our five-bird hatch, and we need to integrate Cheese with our current 2-bird flock, Wendy and Gertrude. Does anyone have any advice for how to do this?
  6. Roley

    Integrating Adopted Hen

    Hi all, I currently have 4 chickens 2x @ 4.5 weeks (Black Australorp) 2x @ 1.5 weeks (Buff Orpington & Barred Rock). My neighbor had 7 hens, recently they encountered a raccoon attack leaving one lone chicken behind (we call her survivor), whom also happens to be a Barred Rock. She loves coming...
  7. T

    Pullet and hens food integration

    Hello I'm new to the chicken community and I have I a rather small flock, four hens to be exact. I started my chicken flock when I found a chicken in the woods, believe it or not, so I rescued her. There are no forms in the community and when I call the SPCA conservation in my area they said it...
  8. SapphicDyad

    Integrating chickens

    We have been raising chickens for several months now and we're kind of new at this. We have 2 dark brown Bantam hens and 3 Silkies even smaller than the Bantams. We had 2 plymouth rock chickens that were much bigger than the rest and they were mean to the other chickens, pecking at them and...
  9. SapphicDyad

    Integrating ducks

    We have a duck whom was left alone due to a raccoon unfortunately taking away his best friend. He was sad after that and didn't want to eat or be with the chickens for about a week, but he is happy now and recovered from that terrible accident. We got 2 new baby ducks and we're not sure how well...
  10. SapphicDyad

    Chickens!

    Hello everyone! My girlfriend and I run this account, my name is Melody and her name is Melissa. We have been raising chickens for several months now and we're kind of new at this. We have 2 dark brown Bantam hens and 3 Silkies even smaller than the Bantams. We had 2 plymouth rock chickens that...
  11. Wagnit09

    2 flocks, 2 roos

    I had some brooder issues at the start but got everything squared away now. The current set up is three 8 week olds (2 hens, 1 roo) and nine 2 week olds; a brooder within a brooder so that there is interaction but the littles have a safe place if needed. So far so good. My neighbor lost most of...
  12. herdingcats

    Chicks and Cats

    Hi all, I just posted an introduction in the New Members forum. We have 3, 2 year old Black Australorp Hens and 1 4 year old Red SexLink (I think) hen, adopted from a friend. 2 girls aged 8 & 10, a very sweet and friendly chick snuggling border-springer mutt, and 2 feisty outdoor cats. For...
  13. G

    Hen tries to kill incubator baby

    I’m feeling sad & concerned. Our hen hatched 4 chicks, I was able to introduce the first incubator chick hatched a few days later with no problem. Yesterday I tried to introduce another newly hatched chick and the hen is pecking at it, she won’t accept it at all & May have actually pecked a hole...
  14. How I integrated my chickens in 2 weeks

    How I integrated my chickens in 2 weeks

    First of all, I'd like to acknowledge all of the wonderful people who helped me along the way, @drumstick diva @aart and @Mrs. K . These three put up with my annoying, multiple posts. (Sorry Aart!) and tried to help as much as they could. Now saying this I'd also like to say I'm sorry if while...
  15. ChickenGirl555

    Integration - No longer a Panick!

    I would first of all like to thank all of the people that helped me, @aart @Mrs. K @drumstick diva @chickens really and many more!! I hve posted many times and this is my last one. (I know you’ll miss all of my annoying multiple threads Aart! ;)) I haven’t been able to supervise the integration...
  16. ChickenGirl555

    Integration Panick - Part 2

    Alright, so if anybody who read my previous Integration Panick thread, you know what is going on. (if you didn't and want to help, here is the link.) So now I brought the chickens out this morning for about half an hour for the Bigs to see them (but not interact) and so they get used to the...
  17. H

    Lonely Hen

    We have a group of 3 hens. Wanted to get multiple coops and keep small multiple flocks (they all free range together but they all roost in their designated coop at night) in order to keep a steady flow of eggs over the years. So we bought 3 more the following year and, long story short, we...
  18. palrusty12

    Does hen need to raise chicks in same nest?

    My broody is hatching right now. I have her set up in a 4x8 pen we made out of our chicken tractor and attached to the chicken yard. We use it to help integrate new flock members. Until I closed her in 3 weeks ago it was open to all the ladies roaming in and out. I'm less worried about mama...
  19. S

    how to integrate geese and ducks? (and a turkey)

    Hi all, im brand new here, so hoping a dont sound like an idiot, I brought a whole lot of animals from a lady that was moving from the country. I now have 5 muscovy ducks, 1 turkey male, and 2 geese. (they all living happily together) now i have gotten my lovely geese a gander. and he is...
  20. Drother

    Fighting with flock's new members

    I have 12 Bob White Quail and they are just 11 weeks old. Yesterday I picked up 6 Coturnix hens that are already laying and tried to put them in with the young Bob Whites. Vicious fighting started in seconds with the Bob Whites attacking the older Coturnix. I have separated them now and placed...
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