Getting 4 New Chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Axle Quails, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Axle Quails

    Axle Quails Songster

    May 1, 2011
    Im getting 4 new chickens and im woundering how i should put them with the rest of the flock

    any idea's?

  2. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Make sure they are close to the same size before introducing them. They don't have to be exact but you don't want their lives to be at risk. A lot of people put a wire barrier between them for a couple weeks so they can see each other but not access each other. I just let all three of my flocks go and they worked it out.

    Someone gave me the advice to just make sure they have a place to run away if they back down from a challenge. That's important. They got a little pecky with one another but usually when one ran away the other didn't chase it too much.

    It's a process. I mixed mine 3 or 4 weeks ago and they are just now starting to mingle and even now it's not uncommon to see them with their individual flocks.
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