fighting hens

graciesmum

Songster
6 Years
Apr 10, 2013
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shropshire, uk
I had 3 hens off of a friend, he was left with 2 hens and a cockerel, he found a home for the cockerel, so today I got the other 2, I was told they would remember each other and after the usual pecking order would settle, so my question, how long will this take?
 

Johnn

Crowing
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
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It will take them a week or two to sort it out. Once a hen has been away from the rest of the flock for a certain amount of time the pecking order will readjust. I wouldn't worry too much as long as no one is seriously hurt.
 

graciesmum

Songster
6 Years
Apr 10, 2013
593
15
113
shropshire, uk
The problem is they wont let the new 2 hens into the house so I have had to put q box in the run for them, I don't like to leave them out at night as there is a fox that visits occasionally
 

Johnn

Crowing
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
8,670
656
346
The problem is they wont let the new 2 hens into the house so I have had to put q box in the run for them, I don't like to leave them out at night as there is a fox that visits occasionally
Put them inside the shed when its dark, the old hens wont bother them in the dark.
 

MANNA-PRO

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