Adding 1 to my flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mhoover, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. mhoover

    mhoover New Egg

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    I was thinking of adding an additional hen/chick to my flock of 3, but was told it best to add at least two so the newbie doesn't get abused to bad. My current flock consists of 2 Rhode Island reds and one Delaware - they are all about a year old. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    You were given good advice, especially having RIRs which, not in all cases but tend to be the bullies of a mixed flock.
    If you do only get 1 more, you could take out the RIRs and let the new one make friends with the Delaware before returning the RIRs 1 at a time.
    If the Delaware is alone for a couple days, she may be quicker to accept the new one.
     
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  3. mhoover

    mhoover New Egg

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    Thanks!
     

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