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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doubled, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. doubled

    doubled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting a few year old hens and already have one 30 week old pullet. do i need to keep them seperated, and if so, for how long?
     
  2. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Other than the quarentine, I don't think so. They should be friends before long. Quarentine is supposed to be 3 weeks.
     
  3. adorable

    adorable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you only have one other pullet. It will be fine. Just watch for couple of days.[​IMG]
     
  4. doubled

    doubled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
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    doubled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] i just got what may be the 4 ugliest pullets i have ever seen. almost a year old and boy oh boy did that rooster ever do a number on them...lucky for them, i am now roosterless (just don't look in the freezer) so they have plenty of time to lay and grow feathers [​IMG]

    2 brown leghorns, 2 unidentified green egg layers, and 1 polish (i think)

    the polish must have fought back or avoided the rooster because she is fine but the other 4, U.G.L.Y. [​IMG] UGLY [​IMG]

    DD
     
  6. Orpstralope

    Orpstralope XL College Raised Eggs

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    Keep them quarantined and look for signs of sickness. If they are sick, the rate of mortality would be minimal because you only introduced one bird. Dont make the mistake I did and integrate flocks immediately!
     

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