Introducing a chicken to flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by stinks2bme, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. stinks2bme

    stinks2bme In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2015
    I recently put one of my chickens into confinement for a blocked crop. She is doing better, but when I put her back with the other chickens they started attacking her. Is there any suggestions to what I can do to get her back with them?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    You will have to pen her where they all can see her for a week or two, hopefully than you can start letting her out to see how they react. It's best to never remove any members, just separate them.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    OHLD hit the nail on the head.
    Integrating a single bird back into the flock can be challenging.....
    ......she was gone long enough to be come a 'stranger' and the other birds are just defending their territory.

    Can you set up an adjacent pen, with food, water, shelter for a couple weeks?
    Telling us more about your set up, pics would really help, might come up with some possible solutions.
  4. stinks2bme

    stinks2bme In the Brooder

    Oct 20, 2015
    Just want to thank you for your help, I finally got her back into the coop with the other chickens!!! I let them free range for a few days and put her in there when it was dark. They have doing great.

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