Help! Putting a hen back with her flock???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wvchix, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to remove an injured hen from her flock because she was picked on so badly that she had a bloody head injury. She has been away from them but in a pen right beside them where they can see her, for several weeks. We had 10 in the coop at the time of her injury, but have removed 4, so there are 5(4 hens, 1 rooster) in the coop I need to put her back in.

    Any suggestions on how I can place her back in the coop? Should I put one hen in with her for several days, and then introduced the two at the same time, so she won't be singled out by the others?
     
  2. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  3. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Putting another one in with her would be a good idea expect her to get picked on the first couple of days thats normal
     
  4. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks. How long should I wait to but them back in with the flock?
     
  5. ChickenMack

    ChickenMack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what I do, I wait until they are all on the roost and it is dark out, I put the chicken on the roost with them and in the morning, it's like she never left. I even do this when bringing in a new chicken.
     
  6. wvchix

    wvchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice. I still haven't tried it. Do I need to wait until after dark?
     

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