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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

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    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

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    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

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    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
    CT
     

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