adding chickens to my flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NewbyJan, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. NewbyJan

    NewbyJan Out Of The Brooder

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    We are now left with a single Sussex hen who is a very friendly girl and even when we had 5 others hens she has never shown any aggression toward them. I don't think she will be happy on her own but can we add ex-battery hens to our coop? Will she attack them or will they gang up on her? Help?!
     
  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    If possible you might try putting them or her in a cage within the coop for a few days first, then introduce them. That'd be my first try. Of course, you want to quarantine any new birds first otherwise you'll contaminate/infect her as well as your coop.
     

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