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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FrizzleRooster, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. FrizzleRooster

    FrizzleRooster In the Brooder

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    Hi guys! I'm FrizzleRooster, a proud chicken papa. I have 3 hens in my coop. I have a Blue Cooper Marans , a Speckled Sussex , and a Splash Polish. I am expecting 5 babies from mypetchicken.com. I ordered a Barnevelder hen, a Buff Laced Polish hen, a White Crested Black Polish, and 2 Black Frizzle Roosters. I'm excited but nervous, because I don't know how the big girls will react to the babies. So I'm open to any suggestions.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you are putting together a nice little flock!
    With the chicks, it is best to wait until the birds are about the same size before trying to combine them, and have a long period of the two flocks being able to see each other but no touching, through wire seem to work best, ie dividing the coop into two sections or keeping the new/younger ones in a cage inside the coup for a couple of weeks to a month at least. The chickens will get to know each other and sort of work out a pecking order before actually coming in contact with each other. After a week or two, letting them free range together is a good idea and should help... It will take a couple of weeks to get the pecking order sorted out. There is a nice article in the Learning Center on integrating flocks you might like to check out, the part about actually combining them is after the quarantine section https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Sounds like you have a lovely little flock! Be sure to keep the chicks separate until they are at least 8 weeks old and around the size of the adult birds.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Enjoy your flock! I think they are gorgeous!
     

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