Adding new hens to flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bren7878, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. bren7878

    bren7878 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 15, 2016
    We currently have 2 roosters and 5 hens and are looking to get 3 more hens.. All of our current birds are 16 weeks old and we found some hens that are 9weeks should we try to find older hens? And how should we merge then together?[​IMG]
  2. Elky

    Elky Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2016
    In the Chicken Run
    No the age should not matter.

    But to introduce flocks put them on either side of a fence for like a day so they can get used t each other then put them together but keep an eye on them. They will peck each other a bit and that's ok as long as it doesn't get too violent. Once they seem ok your good :)
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop

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