How to introduce new chickens to flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by austinandkara, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. austinandkara

    austinandkara Out Of The Brooder

    I have 6 full grown chickens right now that grew up together. They stay in the coop at night but have free reign of the yard during the day. I would like to add more to my flock, and I was wondering if it is possible to introduce new chickens to the flock. I would love to hear your experiences as to what works best. Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  3. austinandkara

    austinandkara Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you!! Thats a great article-very helpful. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    To minimize risk of bringing disease into your flock you might want to start with day-old chicks or hatching eggs.

    Some chicken diseases leave chickens carriers, and they would pass the month-long recommended quarantine. I have read posts of people having to cull the whole flock because of bringing in diseases. Some diseases even pass from hen to chick/egg.

    If you buy from a reputable breeder, hopefully that wouldn't be a concern. But I'd still quarantine.
     
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  5. Buff Hooligans

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    Quote:Thank you CMV, it's nice to know that the article helps some people.
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Thank you CMV, it's nice to know that the article helps some people.

    It sure does! I have posted that article about 20 times in the last couple months. It is the best write-up on flock integration that has come along so far. We should be saying thank you.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] Thanks Buff Hooligans!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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