Adding to my flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Newquineamom, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Newquineamom

    Newquineamom In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2018
    adding new birds to flock need advice

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    1. Today at 3:19 PM
      NewquineamomIn the Brooder
      Hello i am needing some advice. I have 7 guinea hens 3 months 4 laying hens and 2 turkeys and they were all raised together in my brooder. Now i have made my coop larger adding another part of and the only this separating them is a wall. I also added another part to my outdoor run. Now i want to add everyone together. So i put my runs beside each other and now they see each other for about 2 weeks and they do not peck at each other or fly at each other. And at night my young ones
      guinea chickens and turkeys all roost together.
      Now i dont know the best way to introduced them. Some say i should at night because it is better foe them. but is this just for guineas for can i do this for all of them. Thank you.
  2. AGirlAndHerChickens03

    AGirlAndHerChickens03 Songster

    Sep 24, 2018
    Northern Illinois
    I'm not sure if it's the same as chickens, I normally let them free-range together during the day. That way if they need to run from each other, they can. Normally there will be a couple scuffles, but there always are because they are trying to figure out the pecking order. If you decide to do this then I suggest you keep an eye on them for a while after you first introduce them. If the fights get too bad then put a stop to it.

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