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Introducing a new chicken to my Bantam Cochin

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SurfCityBumpkin, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. SurfCityBumpkin

    SurfCityBumpkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently had to put down 1 of my 3 hens due to a genetic growth that wasn't allowing her to breathe. Who I have left is a silkie and a bantam Cochin, both 20 weeks old. My Cochin seems lost and I would like to add another chicken. What age chicken should I be looking for?
    Thank you in advance for any advice you can give
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would personally go with a little hen that was close to the same age, and size. So sorry for your loss. Just a tip, adding two would be even better because, sometimes the newbie gets bullied for a while. If you bought two from the same place, then at least the newbie would have a buddy.
     
  3. SurfCityBumpkin

    SurfCityBumpkin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! That was what I was thinking so I'm glad you were able to confirm it.
     

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