How to reintroduce chicken to my flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CountryFlock, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. CountryFlock

    CountryFlock Songster

    Apr 24, 2014
    United States
    Hi, I had a chicken that was attacked during the night and had to have a wing amputation. She is recovering and the feathers are growing back. I don't know how to reintroduce her because I know they need to establish the pecking order again and I'm afraid how that will go. Any advice? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2016

  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    CTKen has already given you links that can help.

    IMO keep her separated with the "see but cannot touch" method until those pins feather out before you let them mingle. And how you accomplish that depends on the size of your coop/run and whether they live confined or free range. Describing specifics of your set up ( and pics) can get you some specific advice on how to arrange a temporary home close to the flock.

    With the loss of a wing it is likely she will be handicapped - so be thinking how to accommodate her to roost once you are successful in reintegration.

    So glad she is recovering, but so sorry about her injury.

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