can I add 3 month old hens to my girls

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by amydzek, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. amydzek

    amydzek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are 5-6 mths old and a friend (my egg lady and chicken lady) has 3 mth old girls for sale! I want to get 2 of them!!!!
     
  2. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    Read the sticky at the top of this section about biosecurtiy and quarantine. You shouldn't put them in right with your birds in case they have a disease, even if they look well. You really should quarantine them away from your flock for at least 30 days. Even though they will probably be alright, just ask yourself is it worth risking my entire existing flock's health for these two?

    Here's a good thread about biosecurity: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=30851
     
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  3. amydzek

    amydzek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There will certainly be the usual chicken politics and battles to establish the pecking order.
     
  5. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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