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Chicken fight

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stevo7181, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. stevo7181

    stevo7181 New Egg

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    Recently I added 2 new full grown hens to the flock. The original hens will chase them any chance they get and today i found one stuck between nesting boxes. My question is, will they ever get used to each other or do I need to separate them? If it makes a difference the two I added are a different breed.
     
  2. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In about a week they should start getting along. It just chicken behaivor :)
     
  3. stevo7181

    stevo7181 New Egg

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    Thank you. I really did not wana build a new coop [​IMG]
     
  4. samsr

    samsr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with the last chicken I introcuced to my flock. I built a smaller coop inside the one that I already had. This was to protect the new comer and keep me sane. After about a week they got along enough to let him out of the enclosure and tear it down. The old flock can sure be mean to the new comers. Give it sone time, but if they draw blood dont be afraid to separate the injured bird.
     
  5. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I had to introduce my new flock to my current flock, and I had one older hen that even got to the point of almost killing one of the newer ones. Separate the injured bird, and punish the mean one, like driving it away if it is trying to hurt anyone else. Just wait for them to get adjusted to each other, which may take a couple weeks. Keep an eye on the mean one and injured one.
     

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