Introducing anew chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickenhouse32, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. chickenhouse32

    chickenhouse32 New Egg

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    So I have a rescue meat bird who's sister just died so I wanted to introduce a new hen, so she has a companion, I got a barred rock hen...and they faught and now my exsisting resuce hen is bloody and won't go in the coop, what do I do??
     
  2. PapaBear4

    PapaBear4 Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are the birds? What breed is the meat bird?
    We had a similar experience trying to integrate some meat pullets with laying pullets. I think they were all about 5 or 6 weeks old and it did NOT go well. The meat birds were being mercilessly bullied by the laying birds. One ended up with a pretty bad wound on it's leg. Our solution was to put the meat pullets in a dog crate inside the coop. That allowed them to have some company while keeping them safe. It was a little bit more work but manageable.

    PapaBear
     

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