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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kelschicks, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. kelschicks

    kelschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    How long does the pecking order process last with a new chicken in a flock? When will they become friends ?
     
  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long the pecking order takes can vary, from immediately, to a month, to never. It usually takes a few days for it to settle down. New birds sometimes take quite a while to really start to hang out with the rest of the flock. Sometimes it takes a cold night of huddling for everyone to really meld. If you are introducing juveniles to mature hens the juveniles may hang out together as a sub flock like teenage humans do. As individuals they may or may never grow to like and hang with other individuals.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    Winter seems to settle cliques into one big happy flock, however, some will like others better than some.
     

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