Help with new hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by henlady123, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. henlady123

    henlady123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I'm new to raising chicken. Just today I traded my rooster for another hen. My chickens are free range. I added this new hen by simply letting her out in the yard with the others. I quickly realized that they are not accepting the new hen. I know it can take time, but my main concern right now is if they are going to let her into the coop tonight when they go in for the night? She has been hiding in some thick brush and won't let me approach her. My fear at the moment is her being left outside in the woods for the night because they don't let her in and I can't get her because she's so scared and won't let me near her. What do I do?!
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens don't move in the dark. So if you find her you can catch her and put her in a crate in the coop - so the other birds won't harm her. For next day, read the articles on integrating new bird with established ones. So she won't be bullied or brutalized.
     
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your girl!
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I hope things worked out. And things work out in the yard tomorrow!
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    If you can set up a couple of feed stations (out of eye-sight of each other) when you do let her join the rest of the flock it can help to minimise aggression.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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