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Adding new hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TLM, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. TLM

    TLM In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Sacramento, CA

    It's been a long while since I've posted anything. I currently have a couple of illegal Delaware hens who are now 15 months old. (Hopefully they will be legal early next year!) They sing a very loud egg song and one of them goes on and on like a parrot in the jungle. One of them is rather bossy, tried crowing a couple of times and occassionally pecks my feet. I've had them about a year now and none of the neighbors have complained (knock on wood) when they get loud.
    I would like to get a couple more pullets. Mine have slowed down egg laying for moult and change of season and I would like to share some eggs with my brother's family. The place where I got my original two from has 4 month old Cinnamon Queens. They'll be quarantined and gradually introduced exactly like I have learned from this great forum with lots of very helpful/knowledgeable people. [​IMG] Does a couple of Cinnamon Queens that will be 5 +/- months old sound like a good addition? Any reason why it would not or should not work?


  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    They should be good egg producers for you. If you are putting them with 2 hens, maybe the fussing won't be to bad since they won't be outnumbered. After quarantine, if you have the room to house them side by side for it while, it might help them get used to one another before actually putting them together.
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Great choice for egg production. I have two and love them. They are also pretty friendly and calm. Good luck with your "illegal" enterprise. [​IMG]
  4. TLM

    TLM In the Brooder

    Feb 23, 2009
    Sacramento, CA
    Great, thanks for the input. It shouldn't be a problem!

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