Getting new chickens to add to my flock of 2...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KauAnnie, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend who lives on a pasture has a ton of chickens. She has offered to let me catch some to add to my flock of 2, we use to have 3 but she is no longer with us. Her chickens are pretty wild, so any tips on how to catch them? And what should I look for in the chickens to make sure they're healthy?

    Also, when we introduce them to our 2, what should I do and expect. Were planning to get 5. Thanks!!
     
  2. Erin~TheChickenLover

    Erin~TheChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are full grown, watch out! 5 may bully your 2, it just depends on the breed. [​IMG] If I were to try to catch a wilder type chicken, I would wait till they get settled down to roost at night. They are pretty helpless once they get up for the night.
    I hope you enjoy the chickens you will be getting! [​IMG]
     
  3. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Erin~TheChickenLover :

    If they are full grown, watch out! 5 may bully your 2, it just depends on the breed. [​IMG] If I were to try to catch a wilder type chicken, I would wait till they get settled down to roost at night. They are pretty helpless once they get up for the night.
    I hope you enjoy the chickens you will be getting! [​IMG]

    So should I try to catch the younger looking ones?​
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    A fish net with a fairly long handle works nicely.
     

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