Blending immature hens with established flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ejbell, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. ejbell

    ejbell New Egg

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    I am trying to introduce 2 new hens not quite layers yet into my coop of 3 Rhode Island Reds who are about 2 1/2 years old. The Reds are slowing down on laying. One is dominant, white/black legs (no pink), not molting and has not laid an egg for a year. It's as if she became androgenous when she gravitated to top chicken. I'm thinking about replacing the Reds with these two new hens. My plan is evolving: take the non-laying dominant hen first and see how things settle down. Right now there is war between the two sets of hens. comments, please. Betsy
     
  2. riyadh123

    riyadh123 Out Of The Brooder

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    where are your hens living in right now? if it's see through put it in the coop or just outside it, so they can get used the new faces for about a few weeks
     
  3. ejbell

    ejbell New Egg

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    That is extremely difficult to do, but I'll try to figure out a way. Thanks, Betsy
     

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