Chaos from adding from same breeder two weeks later

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Ecowtent, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Ecowtent

    Ecowtent In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2016
    I had read many of the integration posts, but didn't realize the short window to add a few more birds. Our first chickens were added just a few weeks ago. Three of the pullets are very bossy. The breeder was on vacation when I decided I wanted a couple of his RIR's. I let them loose to see how it would go as they had been raised together for 10 or so weeks. The three girls were horrible. I walked away to set up food and water and they pecked one until she bled. I feel just horrible. Today they are in a kennel inside the pen. This weekend we have a dog kennel we will set against the run. Should I do this for a week and then see how it goes?

    Thank you all for your guidance.

  2. Sometimes you just have to let them work out their pecking order on their own, it's part of their natural social order...

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