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How long should it take for new hens to be welcomed into flock?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dennycorum, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. dennycorum

    dennycorum Hatching

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    I just got three Red Sex Links and the other hens which are all Bantams and two Roosters ( one Rhode Island Red) hasnt been very welcoming. It has been three days and they still stay in the coop most of the time and when the y are out they stay together. The egg production from the other hens has dropped also since the arrival of the new hens.
     

  2. Giammona farm

    Giammona farm In the Brooder

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    They stay in the coop for a couple days. We have had no problems with egg laying though.
     

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