Intergrating a few new hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickenfeet, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 Leghorn hens, 2 silkie hens, 1 wonderful Leghorn roo and 2 Barr Rock mutt juv. roos . They have a very large coop and run and haven't had aggression out of anything but 1 of my silkie hens.( the smallest one of course) I have a large pen in the back of our coop that I have housed 11 additional hens EE, Delawares, Australorps, Sex links for the past 2 weeks. Everyone can see each other but they can not touch. My questions is how long do I need to keep separated before releasing? I raised these as chicks and range from 12 weeks to 18 weeks. I love my birds and want to do this the least stressful way for my birds and myself. Sorry so long. Any input would be greatly appreciated!! [​IMG]
     
  2. speedabug

    speedabug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I am putting new chickens with my flock I tend to leave them in a seperate pen about a week in a half. There will be a little pecking when you join the chickens but that is to show them where there at in the flock.
     

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