adding chickens to my flock

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

  1. NewbyJan

    NewbyJan Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2010
    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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