HELP AT RISK OF LOSING HEN/CHICK

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickadees and me, Jun 12, 2017.

which sould i get rid of if needed?

Poll closed Jun 14, 2017.
  1. My older BuffOrpington Hen

    33.3%
  2. My new BarredRockAmericauna 2 month old hen

    66.7%
  1. Chickadees and me

    Chickadees and me Just Hatched

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    Okay so I have a buff orpington and she was brooding so we got her 3 chicks (a white leghorn, a sliver laced Wyandotte and a black sexlink.) she was fine with the chicks for 2 months and the sexlink turned out be a rooster so we gave him away. we got a new hen we think she is a ameriauna barred rock mix or a mutt so we tried to introduce her to the others and we had a good and bad turn out. the WL and the SLW were fine but my BO was not happy and chased the new one round the yard and pecked her head . the new one wouldn't move and would just let her do it so I separated them and then reintroduced her at night a few days later. and the same result. We are on our last resort. I don't want to have to get rid of the new one but if needed I will rid my new baby. PLEASE HELP
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    Separate them with a wire wall..so they can see each other for a while (days/weeks) before you put them together.
     
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  3. Chickadees and me

    Chickadees and me Just Hatched

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    so I have a small ish coop and only have 1 perch will she be fine without it
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    You may be having these problems because your coop is too small.
    Can you post a picture of it?
     
  5. Chickadees and me

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  6. Chickadees and me

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    it is around 4-4.5 ft tall 3 ft wide amd around 5 ft long there was plenty of room when she had her other 3 before I got rid of the rooster
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    I wouldn't put more than 2 chickens in there.
    The should have about 4 square feet per bird inside the coop.
     
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  8. Chickadees and me

    Chickadees and me Just Hatched

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    well I just went back out here and measured and thee is overall about 16 sq ft roughly if you count the nesting box
    but I'm going to try your 1st idea for now
     
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  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls I'll be back after Christmas Premium Member Project Manager

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    nesting boxes don't count neither does the run...you are needed 4 sq per bird for the INSIDE part only..the actually coop. The run is the screened in outdoor area which should be 10 sq feet per bird.


    Loo for some ideas here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/category/small-coops.18/

    You can always look on Craigslist under the free section for good materials to use to add on to it.
     
  10. Chickadees and me

    Chickadees and me Just Hatched

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    I don't have a run mine have about 80 square feet of backyard to roam
     

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