2 hens behaving onery

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by woodmore chicks, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. woodmore chicks

    woodmore chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I introduced 3 new hens (2 golden comets and a white leghorn) to my existing flock (2 mixed breed, black java, and orbington). All about 7 months old, The 2 mixed hens won't leave the newbies alone. They stay mostly in a large coop. Even when they are outside they still chase them around. I know they need to establish a pecking order, but how long will this aggression last?
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    I always like to put the new chickens in a small cage inside the main cage for 3-4 days so they get to know each other that way before I release them. A slow introduction seems to work better. Good luck!
     
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  5. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I do the same thing. That being said it will go one for a while, a few weeks? [​IMG] Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. woodmore chicks

    woodmore chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the tips, I have a smaller, somewhat portable coop I can set up adjacent to the main coop. I just didn't want to keep the new ones in such cramped quarters for too long!
     
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