Introducing a new bird to my flock! Help!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by boogburr37, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. boogburr37

    boogburr37 In the Brooder

    Mar 31, 2013
    I have 7 banties and 1 brahama that were basically raised together, so they pretty much get along.. But i was wondering if it would go ok if i just introduced a single silkie pullet to the mix, or if my other chickens would hurt hur and also if it would be ok, how i would do it. Any tips help! Thanks! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Southern Utah
    Its best to introduce new birds in at least pairs. If you were to, make sure the new bird(s) aren't sick by quarantining them for your birds' safety. Make a pen where your chickens can see the new one and keep it that way for about a month and then introduce them while free-ranging all of them. They'll all fight for about a week but then the new pecking order will be in place.

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