Introducing Four Mature Hens to Single Mature Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by journey1000miles, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. journey1000miles

    journey1000miles New Egg

    Jan 12, 2011
    We have had one two-year-old hen for the past couple months. (She was a hand-me-down and has yet to lay an egg...but that is another story!) We are buying two or four mature hens (coming in pairs) and would like to keep them all in the same coop and yard. Everything I have read about adding to a flock is in reference to an existing flock with multiple hens...obviously, with only one hen, we don't have a pecking order to worry about. Any tips on merging them all together?
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    Do it at night when they are all asleep. When they wake up in the morning they won't remember that the newcomers weren't there the day before.
  3. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    [​IMG] journey!! What alice said is good advice but also make sure the girls you're putting in with your older gal are clean and disease free when you do it. Good luck with your new girls!

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