How do I re-introduce a hen to my flock after she is better?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jaxmom, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Jaxmom

    Jaxmom Out Of The Brooder

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    My hen was very sick and has been moved into a stall away from the rest of my flock. She has been away from them for over a month and now that she is well I tried to put her back in the chicken yard with the other 15 and they all went after her. I immediately took her out and put her back in the stall. How do I re-introduce her to the flock without getting her killed by them? Any advice will be much appreciated!
     
  2. mrkpero

    mrkpero Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I add a dog crate inside my coop and put the lone chicken there for a few days. They can see her without getting to her. After a day or two I will let the single chicken out to free range with the group while I supervise. I do this for the course of a week and things usually work out pretty well. Hope this helps!
     
  3. Jaxmom

    Jaxmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I will have to give that a try!
     

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