Adding One to make Two

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tweet, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Tweet

    Tweet New Egg

    Aug 27, 2010
    4-18-11 Day One:
    After much searching I have found another Surama Bantum Hen (Rose). I introducded her to Lilly - my 1yr old Surama. It wasn't pretty. Lilly chased, pecked and chattered poor Rose. I created a divider in the hutch to keep them seperate but visible to each other when not free roaming the backyard.

    4-19-11 Day Two
    Lilly ate Rose's egg!!!!!! I can't be 100% sure it was her but the shell was in the coop half that I housed Lilly in. I'll have to keep them totally seperate when laying. Let's hope this is a one time deal for dominance [​IMG]

    7-15-2011. Day 87
    Well things are different now. Lilly is still top dog but Daisy (aka Rose) is holding her own. She keeps her distance and let's LIlly eat first when they get treats. Daisy is a lousy egg layer but I'm working on that with oyster shell and lowering her stress. Thanks for all the welcome posts!!!
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. You did the right thing by separating them. Hopefully it won't take to long. [​IMG]
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    [​IMG] from Alaska! Keep those hens apart for now but allow them to see each other. The dominace will work itself out, the egg eating may be another problem.[​IMG]
  4. white01

    white01 Brady Brook Poultry

    May 11, 2010
    West Enfield,Maine
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Maine
  5. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Hesperia,Ca [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. hulufarms

    hulufarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2011
    Kailua Kona, Hi
    [​IMG] from Hawaii
  7. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
  8. frogdogs

    frogdogs Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2011
    [​IMG] from Va
  9. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.

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