How to introduce new chicks/chickens to existing flock?? The newbees are on the bottom run. And have been a little over a week. The older ones I have had first. Are free range. And sleep up top at night. The can hear and see each other.
Yes I did! And thanks so much that was my instinct to kinda let them come out. They try to escape and get the grass and I feel so bad so I Have ripped plenty out for them daily. my biggest fear is my two crazy roosters. They would chase themselves if the could lol. Thanks so much for the adviceI love your coop!! Did you build it yourself?
And since you already have them in the same area and they can see and hear each other, I would go ahead and let them free range with the others but stay with them for a bit in case you see anything concerning. But they should integrate well if they’ve been seeing each other for a while. Mine did. Although they aren’t part of the same flock but they do free range together without a problem.
How many birds do you have? As space is rather key in the coop at night. You might try taking a piece of cardboard to split the roost into two areas, where as a bird perched on one side, can't see who is on the other side of the cardboard.
Mrs K[/QUOTE The originals are 6. 4 hens two roosters whom all get along extremely well. They are 8months old. The new additions are two hens and two more roosters which I fear and know I’ll have to re home very soon. I was told I was getting all hens out of the new 6. I ended up with two Cornish x One cockerel and One Hen. And two buff Orpington which are one cockerel and one hen. And two Rhode Island Red. One cockerel and one hen. The odds so I’m only adding four to my flock. And that will make ten chickens total.