If I were to be given a laying hen...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrsengeseth, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. my girls are about 14 weeks old. If i were to be given a single laying hen, after quarantine, how would i go about introducing her to my four teen age girls? Would they gang up on her?

    I won't tell the lady yes until i can be sure of her safety as well as my birds as well.

  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    When introducing a new flock member, I always keep the chicken in a separate area where the rest of the flock can see and hear her for a couple weeks before integrating. Works every time. [​IMG]
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    It's always hard adding just one. I never add any unless I have at least two to add so they can have a buddy system. Otherwise it's too sad to watch.

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