Adding 2 of my older hens?? Is it OK

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ourlittleflock, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

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    Quick question - I have two hens that I have had over a year.. - they where out numbered in my chicken tractor (by roos) which is located about an acre away (we live on ten acres) and I have my new flock - seramas, cochins, silkies, showgirls and OEGB (all 16 weeks and younger) out in the chicken coop.. They are all sectioned off in their own pens.. I want to add my frizzle bantam hen to my 16 week old mottled bantam cockeral - hoping for some frizzle babies.. but my question is - Is it OK to bring them together? I know a little about quartineing and have two separated right now that arrived from OH.. The other hen is a silkie and the roos were just tearing her up if you know what I mean.

    thanks for many help
    jennifer
     

  2. ourlittleflock

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  3. spottedtail

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    Introductions are always risky.
    I avoid that practice here.

    But at least adding one to one is better than a group introduction or a mis-match of numbers.
    It may just depend on the temperament of the hen and rooster involved.
    You'll have to monitor them closely.

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  4. ourlittleflock

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    both seem to have good temperaments but my main concern would be for health - I just don't want anyone to get sick...

    since they are both my flocks it should be ok right?
     
  5. ourlittleflock

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    any more help - please!!!
     

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