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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by free2be, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. free2be

    free2be New Egg

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    Anyone know the best way to introduce 8 new chickens with my old 2 with the least amount of chaos?
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] To avoid bullying when introducing chickens, first allow the flocks to see each other through a fence. After they have become accustomed to each other, allow them to interact while free ranging. The extra space and distractions will allow the newcomers to escape if they are pecked. Then, you can put them in the coop at night when they are sleeping so they are near each other and it's like nothing ever happened. Well, hopefully-- that's the idea [​IMG] Good luck!
     
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  3. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    Hi! Welcome to BYC!
    Before introductions, please be sure to quarantine the new birds for 4-6 weeks. Just to be sure they aren't carrying any illness.
    BO88 is correct in how to introduce new flock nembers. Good luck, and I hope to see you around!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] so glad you have joined us.

    How old are the newbies? What are the personalities of the elders?
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Great advice above!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    The "look but, don't touch," method of integration is the gentlest approach. If you put that into the search box, I believe it will come up for you
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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