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Introducing a new young chook to a recovering chook

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gjb, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. gjb

    gjb Hatching

    Jul 4, 2011
    I have one surviving Isa Brown after a wild dog tore off the wire and got into the chicken coup. I only had two and the other was put down due to her injuries. We are nursing the surviving chook back to health and is now having short spells in her coop. She has dog bites around her tail and has a sore leg so is limping. I would like to get another Isa Brown at point of lay so I have two again and she has company. Should I get the young one and put it in the coop before I fully re-introduce the recovering chook? Or should the recovering chook be fully recovered before I introduce a second one? Thank you for any advice you can give.

  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I would wait till your recovering chook is all better - otherwise a new one might start pecking at its injuries.

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