Be Prepared To Introduce your Flocks!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ThePRfan, Oct 12, 2014.

Is this good info?

Poll closed Oct 31, 2014.
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  1. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2014
    Well being a chicken Lover/Farmer I've had several introductions.I know you may not be getting chickens because of intergrating reasons/problems,but with the info i'm gonna/about to feel you in with
    may comfort you and as well your companions and up coming companions.

    .Best way and safest is threw fencing.Mainly because they can't grab to each other.Only hit each other with beaks.
    .Some ways are to immeditly throw them in.People seem to find letting them fight/battle out is easier,well in some cases it is depending if you have no other cages.I'd say you'd need a reason.
    .Best way is to give them treats while intergrating them.This shoes away fighting,harrasement,basically terror.
    .Free ranging them is a very very good way.This allows them to run away.Works best with pullets/cockerals/chicks.
    .Putting them in at night
    makes it seem as if they were already there.
    .Putting them in different places together,but in the same yard/area.

    Rooster Introduction:By far hardest)
    Your best is to cut the spurs and have them completely seperated,but threw cage and each have hens.
    After so long seeing each other and both having hens will allow them to all flock.

    Also,be sure to never introduce them 1 by 1,best is ina group.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2014
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Good info!
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hello again.
  6. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I think that some of the those ideas will work, but I think there are a couple of more, that are equally important.

    Space - each run/coup will have a limited number of chickens that can get along in it. Add more than that, and there is trouble
    Hideouts and multiple levels in the coup and in the run, allow chickens variety and ability to get away from each other.
    Equally sized birds
    At least a pair or more birds added at one time. A single bird introduction is pretty difficult

    Mrs K

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