Adding Pullets to my flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MasterOfClucker, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm selling two roosters of mine in exchange for two hens what should i know when adding two 5 month old hens to my flock?
     
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You would want to quarantine the chickens first (best to do it for 4 weeks but you don't have to just to check for any signs of disease or illness) and then you will want to seperate them but still where the others can see them so like in a coop next door where they can see through the wire. Then what i did was free range them together, don't know if this is an option for you, and shewed them back into the big coop and there was a bit of light pecking but nothing major. This is what worked for me but it might not work in your case so you just have to play around with it and see what works best. Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you getting them tomorrow very exited [​IMG]
     
  4. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay. What breed?
     
  5. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuckoo Maran,Welsummer.I already have a Cuckoo Maran and a Welsummer and they are sisters to the new ones i got
     
  6. aart

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