Added new older chickens to the flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mommaspeeps, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. mommaspeeps

    mommaspeeps New Egg

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    Hi everyone! A newbie here! We have been managing our free range flock of 14 since late April (still pretty young gals), and I just added a couple layers into the coop. I was wondering how long I needed to keep the new girls in the coop before they recognize that it is their home and to come back at night? I'd hate to let them free range with the other girls and have them disappear! They seem to still be getting use to the flock at night but I'm not certain they would all hang out as one big happy family during the day. This is day 2, btw.
     
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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    A week locked in usually does the trick.
     
  3. mommaspeeps

    mommaspeeps New Egg

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    Thanks A BUNCH!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. EatMorSteak

    EatMorSteak Out Of The Brooder

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    I just had success with 3 days. [​IMG]
     

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