introduceing a new bird.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rainy hen lady, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. rainy hen lady

    rainy hen lady Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone know how I can introduce a chick or chicken to our now 18 month old flock. I cant imagine my girls tolerating another hen,or roo for that matter,but I would like to try. and what would be better, a chick that I raise,or a full grown hen ?

    appreciate an answer cause I think I was told once that the older ones always attack a new comer >?

    R.H.L
     
  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always better to introduce two or more at once. I always just put them in and let them work it out. You can try putting them in the coop after dark to minimize "attacks".
     
  3. rainy hen lady

    rainy hen lady Out Of The Brooder

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    sound advice.....THANKS A BUNCH
     
  4. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    I would put them in or beside in a separate fenced off or caged area so they can see and be by each other for a few days first it will go much better then just putting them in.
     

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