Help! Got new hen and others will not let her go into tractor run.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 4urbanchicks, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks In the Brooder

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    My three month old hen was killed by a raccoon last week, [​IMG] and I just got a replacement hen to put with the other surviving 2 hens. We have a small chicken tractor, with coop above and run below. I tried the trick of putting her in the coop part with them after dark, but when I opened the ramp to let them in the run, they won't let her down with them and keep pecking and chasing her. [​IMG] I am afraid of locking them back up together tonight, since she has nowhere to escape from them in the closed up coop. Any suggestions? I am afraid that they will kill her, and since I just lost my last chicken I cannot bear to lose another! Please help with advise if you can. I have no other place to put her besides the tractor, as we live in town.
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster 9 Years

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    Do you have a dog crate that you could put her in and put it inside or next to the tractor for a couple of days where they can see her but can't get to her? Then after a couple of days put her in with them at night. There may still be some pecking, but not as much.
     

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