Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Freechicken, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Freechicken

    Freechicken Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2012
    Rigby, ID
    We added two new hens to our existing flock two days ago. The new girls are having a rough time. The older girls won't let the new ones near food or water and make them stay in the coop or up on a roost. How long will this last? I have separate food and water set out for them today but this is hard to watch!
  2. wastintime202

    wastintime202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    It is hard to watch..but after a few weeks it seems the young ones get more daring, expecially at treat time. As they get less afraid the aggression seems to tame down alot. I have three new hens and am going through the same thing. It has been hard to watch but they are adjusting nicely now after two weeks. You did the right thing by adding another feed and water station. They will be fine. Hang in there it won't last forever. gl

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