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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by phaatnsassy, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. phaatnsassy

    phaatnsassy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today was a strange day to start off with. I went out to my girls and let them out to run the yard. After about an hour or so I heard what I thought was one of them squaking and screaming. I went out to see what all the comotion was about. I had a strange girl in my yard. Now my girls will run up to me every time I step outside, or even anyone comes in my yard to say hello. This one all she does is run. So to not traumatize her I left her alone. I called my neighbor whom I thought it was one of theirs. Nope. So after she was out all day it was getting close to dark. I did not want to just leave her out to get harrased by dogs or pretators. My dogs know to leave ours alone. But one of mine kept going after her. So I finally caught her and put her in a seperate cage in the coop with the other girls. Oh earlier little red, what i am calling her, was with my girls just eating and scratching next to them. They did not seem to mind. But not sure how they would react with her in their area. But I did not want to leave her just outside with no protection around her. Just wondering how long will it take for her to get use to us?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :)

    They will have to re-do their pecking order which wont take long. (About a week maybe less maybe more) And she might always be shy. Just depends.
     
  3. phaatnsassy

    phaatnsassy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the information. I won't let her out for a week or so. And hope she does not run away then.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with willowbranch. They will likely accept her as a member of the flock. However, if they pick on her you may have to isolate (not separate) her from the flock - so they have visual contact and proximity - and then work her back in that way. Lots of luck to you!!
     
  5. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree 100% with all the other members.
     
  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Your flock should accept her in a week or so, but you will have to spent time with her, talk to her, offer treats etc to win her over. Treats will help a LOT. Also dust her for mites and deworm her just in case she's carrying something.
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined us. Hope your new girl fits right in
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. phaatnsassy

    phaatnsassy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help. I did plan on spending time with her. Today I went to the coop let the other girls out. I took her some treats just for her and sat there. She is not use to humans touching her. she would not let me near her so that I could pet and love on her. To me she looks like a red sexlink. Which is funny since I have 3 black sexlinks. I will daily continue to go in there and try to get her use to seeing me and associating me with love.
     

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