Hello from rainy Rugby, England!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by starryfishy, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. starryfishy

    starryfishy New Egg

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    Hi there all. I have been keeping chickens for a few of years now. I started off with a couple of Warren Browns but unfortunately I had to have one put to sleep about a month ago due to a tumor on her knee. She couldn't walk properly and the vet said said it would be unfair for her to try and adapt to living on one leg, so with a broken heart I let her go. These are my pets which is why i'm so mushy about them. Anyhow, I was left with only one so I wanted to give her a new mate. I bought a Silkie (white) a few weeks ago. I took them both to my friends farm to do the introduction as it was on 'neutral ground' and thought this would help. I went on my holiday, came back and put them both in the back garden. Unfortunately my Warren chases her around to try and peck her and is very vocal to her. I live in quite an enclosed area so I am worried about the neighbours complaining. Does anyone know how long it will take before they will settle down or any tips on how to get them to get along better? It is only day one here but i thought they would have battled most of this out at the farm. Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
  2. Henny Penny 24

    Henny Penny 24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I am new too. Where abouts in England are you?
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    You might try placing them in small pens or cages next to each other, where they are close but separated by wire, until they are more used to each other.
     
  4. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    Hello and welcome to BYC

    im in London myself

    my Redstar and speckldy peck my new chicks but cleared up within a week

    now they get along fine

    its all to do with pecking order thats all

    and within the pecking order i'm boss so i just makde sure they did as i say and who i chose to eat ate which was everyone at once

    so all order is now restored :)

    Rainy England yeah thats an understatement

    gona rain for next 10 days atleast
    and we are ment to be in a draught with a hosepipe ban

    lmao
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  7. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi && Welcome!!!
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  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hello and :welcome
    The chickens will take a few weeks to get used to each other. When we put our smaller chickens into the flock they were at each other for about a month, but then things settled down.
    I live in the city, and the neighbours were fine with any squawking coming from our back garden. They don't make such a huge racket like roosters, anyhow.
    I am from UK too, I lived in Leeds.

    Anyway, I hope you have many rewarding experiences raising your chickens, don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have, and enjoy the site! :D
     
  10. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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