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Introducing a new bird to my flock! Help!

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

  1. boogburr37

    boogburr37 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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    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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