integration emergency!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rugerlady, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Rugerlady

    Rugerlady In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2014
    I just acquired three new hens, a black sex link, an olive egger and an easter egger. These three had been raised together and I thought that introducing them to my existing flock would go okay. Wrong! My ladies beat up my new easter egger! She is terrified and I had to remove her! They picked the top of her head clean of feathers! What should I do? I don't want to get rid of her she is so sweet! Any ideas?
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

    Apr 8, 2013
    Did you have them in a run where the new chooks and resident chooks could observe and interact with one another for a week with the safety of having mesh between them? Most badly failed introductions involve putting new stock directly among resident stock without a week's introduction period to allow them to adjust.

    Best wishes.

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