adding a new friend...advice needed.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Rooneytune, May 13, 2011.

  1. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine bought a chick for her daughter about the same time I got my flock of 8. I had advised her against getting 1 chick, but who ever listens to me. I told her at the time if she ever needed to I would take her chick too. Well now everyone is about 9 weeks old and the girl is worried her chicken is lonely (duh) [​IMG] So they have asked me to take it. What is the best way to intro a new flock member? I am a city chicken girl and I don't have a ton of room to do separate coops or viewing time etc... please help oh wise chicken people [​IMG]
     
  2. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look on this forum for "integrating flocks" or something similar. There are at least fifty or so replies with this same question, lots of good ideas!
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    take one of your chicks, the least dominate one and put with the new chick in the dark of night. Then a couple of days later, introduce the pair to the group in the middle of the night. Cross your fingers.
     
  4. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AFTER YOU QUARANTINE......for the new chicks sake as well as yours.
     

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