Adding a new chicken to a relatively young flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kenyabob, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. kenyabob

    kenyabob In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2010
    I have recently dumped a rooster and my flock feels one short (obviously). The chickens have gotten to a pretty good size and around four some months now. They haven't laid anything yet, but I can tell it's any day now. In regard to augmenting my flock - would it be bad to get a bird around a year old? I have fears about getting a bird much younger than them, but I am unsure if the same applies to one six or so months older than they are. I am looking around on craigslist for various hens and I was wondering what people's advice was about adding to a young flock.

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