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Buying a 3rd chicken (Buff Orpington)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by makern12, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. makern12

    makern12 Out Of The Brooder

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    We just bought 2 chickens 2 weeks ago to Black Australorps and we are wanting buy another pullet that is a Buff Orpington. Can we just add the new one to the mix or do we need to do something to socialize them.
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Are they chicks or adults? If they are adults, I would quarantine the new BO. They will all get along, just have to think about health.
    Good luck!
    Christina
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    They should be in even numbers! Like 50 or 100 Buff orpingtons!!!! [​IMG] Oh, but they are my favorite breed! i would not put any chicken under 8 weeks with a grown hen; if that was the question.
     
  4. makern12

    makern12 Out Of The Brooder

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    They are all about 6 months old... same age.
     
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    I would seperate the BO for a bit (to make sure she is healthy), and actually I agree that even numbers are best. You remember when you were young- 3 never get along- 2 hang out and one is left out....
     
  6. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have room get 2. That way it's 2 on 2, thats what I did.
     
  7. makern12

    makern12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Perfect will do if my wife lets me!
     

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