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Adding a hen in with a young flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by travisbeville, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. travisbeville

    travisbeville Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2015
    I have a mixed flock of 12 that are around 10 weeks old. My question was can I integrate an older hen say around 1yr old in with them?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    You can try they are young enough yet, house them where she can see them for a week or two than try mingling them, the hen will hopefully ignore them with an occasional peck to remind them she is boss.
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I agree - the older hen should be a little too overwhelmed to keep chasing all the young ones around! In addition to the above, i would suggest having at least 2 feeding stations - cuts down aggression and ensure that all your chickens have access to food.

    Good luck

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