Introducing a new chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trenth265, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. trenth265

    trenth265 Out Of The Brooder

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    After we had one of our three Rhode Island Red chicken we got a new one and she hasn't be acting the same as the original flock of 3. I was told to take one of the chickens I have had and put it in a separate enclosure with the new chicken to get them to know each other and stick together as 3. Does this look like what I should be doing? Lol if so how long should they be in there for?[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    3 or 4 days might be enough but you'll need to play it by ear.
    I might add that the quarters they're in now look extremely small and they will probably get bored and start attacking each other out of boredom.
     
  3. trenth265

    trenth265 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks for the info
     

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