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Adding third hen to breeding group

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buns, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had poor experiences in adding a third hen to an established pair. In the past it has inevitably results in feather picking. Without keeping simple pairs though, I am short changing myself on the additional fertile eggs I could be receiving. I would like to get some tips on the best way to add in a third hen with as little fuss and drama as possible. Thank you!!
     
  2. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    add 2 hens....
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:or 3. then there will be more newcomers than oldtimers.

    Giddyup!
     
  4. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or do what i did add 13....
     
  5. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my friend is struggling with the same problem... he'll find a nice hen he likes, and try to throw her in with the pair only to be bullied... when i got my first rooster, i got him 11 hens... LOL... but now they're split, each rooster has 6 hens... the same rule works with other pets... my primary hobby are reef tanks... i know how hard it is to find several nice hens at once...
     

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