- May 14, 2015
So yesterday I brought home 4 new hens (all about 1-2 years of age) to introduce to my 6 hens I already had (also about 1-2 years of age). I did a lot of research and tried to block off an area for them to see but not touch. Well that didn't work, apparently I'm not a construction worker, haha. Anyways this mis-hap turned into a full on fight with blood. I quarantined the hen with blood and have been watching her closely, she is fine. So I went onto plan #2... Introducing them at night in the dark. My previous hens were all roosting and couldn't have cared less that these 4 new hens were in their coop. But this morning when I went to check on them there was more fighting. I know there is a pecking order but this is serious fighting. I am worried the new hens are going to kill my previous hens that I am really attached to. When I introduced all of my Previous chickens I did not have troubles like this there was definitely a pecking order that they figured out but not crazy fighting like this. So my question is... Is there any hope that I can introduce them or should I just get rid of the new ones and be done with it? I need answers ASAP!