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Adding 2 pullets to a 7 hen flock. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by K-12 Chickens, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. K-12 Chickens

    K-12 Chickens Songster

    Oct 6, 2010
    We've been thinking about adding two pullets that are not quite to the laying age yet to our flock of 7 hens(2 buff orps, 1 grey leghorn, 2 isa browns, and 2 sliver laced wyandottes). The top hen is one of the buff orps called Grasshopper and the lowest is one of the wyandottes called Jenny. We are just wondering how to introduce the two pullets to the flock. Thanks in advance! [​IMG]

  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Crowing

    Jan 13, 2010
    Fairfield, Maine
    My Coop
    If you haven't quarantined, I would do that first. Then I would introduce them through a sectioned off area with chicken wire, - so they can see each other. After a few weeks, try putting them together, as long as they are similar size.
  3. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Songster

    Dec 1, 2010
    I have my pullets in a tractor that is placed next to the run so they can see each other but can't get at each other. Then, before sunset, I let everyone out to free range together for about an hour. So far, so good.

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