integrating hens...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LindsaySinai, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. LindsaySinai

    LindsaySinai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there's not an exact answer but how long does it normally take until they get used to each other??
     
  2. Rockyriver

    Rockyriver Out Of The Brooder

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    Usually takes about 2 weeks before the hens stop pecking or running a strange hen.
    Every breed is different on integration time, but 2 weeks should do it. I have RIR and Austrlorps.
     
  3. LindsaySinai

    LindsaySinai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two EE's that are doing the pecking on my 2 Cochins. The Cochins are about 8 months younger but look way bigger so I was hoping the EE's would be intimidated...not happening. And...only one of the cochins is really getting picked on so it's even worse for her.
     

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