Introduce Pullets to Pullets

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LauraTheriault, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. LauraTheriault

    LauraTheriault New Egg

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    Hi, We are looking to add three new pullets to our small flock of 2. We had a total of five, but ended up with three roosters who have since gone back to their maker. Our existing girls are 14 weeks, and we are looking to find out the best way to add three, 12 week old girls to the coop. I have read about adding young chicks to an older flock, I was just curious if the same process pertained to adding same aged pullets to the coop. Thanks!
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] the age difference isn't much but like Redsoxs said it's best to quarantine. While isolating them give them a good hard look for mites, lice, or worms etc.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  6. LauraTheriault

    LauraTheriault New Egg

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    Thanks for the tips and he warm welcome! We ended up going with just two and we picked them up this morning. Right now our "old" girls are free ranging and we put the new ladies in a wired off area next to the coop. So far, only one of the older hens has paid attention to the new ones. I think we'll keep them separate in the coop for a few nights and see how they do. I went from hating chickens to sitting with them in my lawn chair chatting with them...they are addictive.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck with the integration.
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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