Adding Flock Mates After a 3 week Separation

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 10whiskers, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. 10whiskers

    10whiskers Chirping

    Jun 28, 2014
    I bought three 5 month old Easter Egger's three weeks ago. I am now about to go pick up three more Easter Egger's who were flockmates to the ones I bought. Will they still remember their flock mates after a three week separation or will it be like starting over with "new" birds?

    Edit: I forgot to mention, that until I get the three Easter Egger Flockmates, I only have the original three Easter Egger's in an 8x10' coop. That will bring the total to my max chickens of six hens. No Rooster.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Whether they remember them or not, there will be some jostling for social position.
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    No they won't remember and will think of them as strangers. However, they will be the same size as the original birds, you are adding the same number of birds..... I would put them in at night, add an extra water bowl and not expect a great deal of trouble.
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