Adding a chicken to our flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenpoop77, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2015
    Our chicks are just 4 weeks and not yet in the coop. A friend of a friend is trying to find a home for her chicken Thelma. Thelma was Thelma and Louise but Louise was eaten by a hawk. Thelma is a year old and I was thinking of taking her. This was her daughters project or something and she is headed off to college so they really don't need or want to keep her. Is this a bad idea? I know I should keep her for at least 30 days not with my flock to make sure she's ok right? Are there any tips or ideas? I feel bad for her being by herself. With the pecking order, I wasn't sure how this would work or whether or not it's a good idea.
  2. Free Feather

    Free Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    It should be fine as long as you quarantine. She will not be alone in your flock.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop can keep her in the coop, that I assume you have ready for your chicks, but if she brings pests/diseases with her she will contaminate the coop with them...not a great way to start your chicken keeping career.

    More info about your chicks, coop, climate, plans to put chicks out in coop might help...but I'd pass if I were you.

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