How do you introduce young hens to older hens?

threechickfarm

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 26, 2014
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My boyfriend has 5 hens and a rooster and 11 smaller chicks (approximately 3 months old?). We tried to introduce one chick to the flock to see what would happen and they (especially the rooster) knocked the crap out of her! What's the best way to introduce these baby hens (I'm sure there is a technical term for these types of birds but I'm a newbie) to the older hens?
 

gander007

Crowing
6 Years
Oct 9, 2013
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South Western Death Valley, Ca.
My boyfriend has 5 hens and a rooster and 11 smaller chicks (approximately 3 months old?). We tried to introduce one chick to the flock to see what would happen and they (especially the rooster) knocked the crap out of her! What's the best way to introduce these baby hens (I'm sure there is a technical term for these types of birds but I'm a newbie) to the older hens?




These are some three week old chicks I was introducing to
the flock and getting the chicks use to being outside but the
idea is the same the older chickens get to see and inspect
the newbie's before letting them loose in the yard and the
little guys get to look around at their new home ....
 

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