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

    Sep 29, 2009
    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

    Aug 1, 2009
    Point Reyes Station, CA
    They stay in the coop for a couple days. We have had no problems with egg laying though.

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