integrating chickens

  1. Nadia_mendoza

    Is it possible to introduce bantams with standard chickens?

    I have a very mixed flock with 4 6 months old pullets and 4 5 months old pullets (8 chickens). One of the 5 months old is a bantam (Easter Egger) and is ok with the flock since she was raised with 3 standard size ones and got introduced to the bigger ones together. She gets pecked at a bit by my...
  2. allebasi4

    Moving around chickens within 2 flocks

    Hi there, This is my first time trying to move around & join groups of chickens. I know theres endless resources on integrating them but I have a little bit of a different situation and no real life chicken friends to ask their opinion. So... I have 2 l.f. pullets (5 months old) that live with...
  3. becks123

    I need your input!!! (Integrating)

    Hi, I'm pretty new at this and have found I am 100% a crazy chicken lady! Any tips would be greatly appreciated! I currently have a 7 month old flock: 3 buff orps, 2 dark brahmas and one little frizzle roo (Napoleon 🤣) I will be integrating 2 ostrolorps, 1 ameraucana, 1 Plymouth and 2 silkies...
  4. CalBickieMomma

    Help with an Aggressive Hen Problem

    Hello chicken peeps! So here is the situation: I have a mixed flock of 3 month old pullets (9 girls), one cockerel (I hope), and a Guinea fowl (a male from what I can tell) who have been living in the coop/run for several weeks now. My older girl (Alice, a 6 year old Barred Rock) was in an...
  5. seattleattic

    One chicken left after 4 killed by raccoons

    It's been ages since I've posted a question on this website, but I am here with a question I never thought I'd need to ask. We've had chickens since 2012. We have a large backyard and the girls were able to happily free range. Then three years ago a neighbor started feeding raccoons two...
  6. dalguiyeowang

    Hen Suddenly Aggressive! What should I do?

    I adopted 5 baby chicks in early April. Three weeks ago, I moved them to the baby coop which I put inside the run such that my 3 hens could see but not touch the babies (and vice versa). My normally docile Australorp has suddenly turned into a psychotic beast. All she wants to do is to burst...
  7. Blazel

    Introducing two hens - how to make them friends

    Hey there, This is a bit of an odd post, I know my partner and I are a bit abnormal when it comes to our pet chickens, but we would really appreciate some advice. We recently lost one of our two girls, Stella, had to be euthanized due to old age and multiple health complications decreasing her...
  8. DallasLoneStar

    Advice adding two new pullets to flock of 5

    Hi everyone, i am new to BYC and to chickens. We have had five birds for two weeks (acquired at 8 weeks of age): two Easter Eggers and one each Welsummer, New Hampshire, and Barred Rock. I just got two 14 week old white leghorns last night. I have read a lot about introducing new hens etc but...
  9. D

    When to integrate chicks with big flock? - Small Flock

    I have a group of 12 chicks aged between ~3 and ~5 weeks old. My big flock consists of 3 female chickens. They are fairly small: At what age is it safe to integrate the little chicks with the big chickens? I plan to enable them to come up to the little chicks pens sometime today or tomorrow so...
  10. Melenae

    When will my stressed hen start laying again?

    I have two 1 year old hens that have been together since day one. We recently got 2 new girls (about 4 months old) that were introduced about 5 weeks ago. My wyandotte has always been sensitive and stops laying at the drop of a hat. But she hasn't laid for a solid 5 weeks. She's not molting, has...
  11. chickpeasoup

    A long integration...

    I have 2 hens and 2 chicks and this has been a rough integration. The little ones are terrified of the big girls, I wonder if they'll ever get along. First off the little ones were in a see no-touch situation for a month. The babies are about 8 weeks old, still too small to take a punch so they...
  12. MysticUniKitty

    Newbie Integration Question

    So i have an 8 x12 shed that I'm turning into a coop. Currently I have the side with the outlet fenced off for my week old mixed flock babies. I have then in the middle a coop run extension turned into a brooder with 3 one month old marans and 1 black sexlink pullets. I just got offered a light...
  13. janiedoe

    Adding a gentler breed to my flock

    Question: Will favorelles do ok in my flock or will they get beat up? Facts: I am considering adding four favorelles chicks to my existing flock. I know they are very gentle and usually end up at the bottom of the pecking order. I had a favorelles rooster for a short time (sadly lost when he...
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