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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickachickawhat, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do i keep my chickens from fighting i just got 3 more today and they are separated but in the same coop. and i feel they are going to fight because i let one of my originals out and she tried to fight. so what should i do?
     
  2. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please help!!!!!!!!!!!! i need to know fast
     
  3. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What keeps them separated? You should always keep new chickens away from the rest of the flock for at least three months. Your flock could catch a disease. And yes, they will fight until the new ones become integrated with the rest.

    Edited to add, you have to integrate them slowly. One way is to keep the new chickens in a cage in sight of your flock, this takes awhile, at least a week. When you release them from the cage, they will fight still, but they are establishing a pecking order.

    However, if you just got those new ones today, you need to keep them completely away from the rest.
     
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