How will it work to add new ones?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by carolinasculpture, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Songster

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    Hi! I just got a call that a guy is moving to an area that doesn't allow chickens. He has 2 RIR and 3 Black sex-linked. He got them last spring as chicks. We have 1 EE, 2RIR, 2 leghorns, 1 Black Australorp, 1 BR all of which we got as chicks this spring. If we took them in, how hard/long does it take for them to form a new flock, is there too much stress to be worth it? Not really sure I want to take it on, but wondering what it would entail. Thanks for your expertise!
     

  2. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    It wouldn't be very hard to make them into one flock... I just added two 3 month old chicks to my flock (1 yr 3 month old RIR Rooster, almost 1 yr. old Red Star Hen, three 6 or 7 month old hens : BR, Welsummer and Delaware) and the flock just minds their own business and doesn't really care so... I think it would be fine to fgo ahead and put them together!
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    If they are cooped, very hard. Freerange, easy.
     

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