Anyone have trouble introducing Naked Necks to flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lazyoranch, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. lazyoranch

    lazyoranch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 Naked Neck pullets that I want to introduce to my flock of various breeds. I have tried this once before and the flock immediately started pecking their necks. The naked necks are visible to the flock through a clear pvc panel partition in the coop. I am wondering if anyone has successfully added naked necks to an existing flock and if there were any problems with pecking. I hope that I don't have to build another run just for this breed. I wanted them all to live together peacefully. Thanks for the replies.
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two nacked necks, thought they stick together, I really had no problems introducing them at all
     
  3. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    I always have naked necks in my mixed flock. But I hatch my own eggs so each hatch are hatchmates and stick together. But ya, it is kind of funny to see smaller Buttercups surround a Naked Neck and protect her. From a young Roo that is checking the new young pullet out. No No No you stay away from our sis, she's to young. [​IMG]

    The only time I have had a problem was from another Naked Neck, a personality thing. Personally, I would keep the Naked Neck and rehome or soup pot the others. I just would not tolerate such behavior.
     

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