hi from Illinois

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jfunkle, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. jfunkle

    jfunkle Out Of The Brooder

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    hi what is the best way to introduce new chickens to a flock?
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Let them see each other but don't let them touch each other right away !!
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. Yes, let them have close visual contact but not actual physical contact (the new ones on the other side of a fence or in a wire cage) - for a few days. I also like to put the new arrivals in with the established birds at dark so they all wake up together. The next morning - early - I make sure the coop is open so the new ones don't get picked on and are trapped in the coop. There will be some growing pains as a new pecking order is established but they will get along soon. Also, make sure the newbies are completely feathered out (or older) before introducing. Not sure if these are chicks you raised or other adult birds you purchased - but there may also be quarantine considerations. Good luck to you!
     
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  4. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC. Quarantine newbies away from your flock for at least 6 weeks. Remember biosecurity.
     
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  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!!! Glad you joined.
     
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  6. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!!
     
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  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
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  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X2 what dawg said! Welcome to BYC.
     
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  10. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look but don't touch. That about sums it up. Good luck and welcome to BYC!
     
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