Introducing Lone Hen to Lone Hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CheekyChooks, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. CheekyChooks

    CheekyChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    My silkies are going as hubby isn't keen on them, plus I have too many right now. We are keeping Molly the Buff Orp and getting her another Orp as company (maybe two but no more).

    Is it easier to introduce a lone young hen to another lone young hen? Molly is about 3 months old ... How do you guys go about intros?
     
  2. NanaLantana

    NanaLantana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're about the same size, it should be OK - hens are social creatures, they love company. They need to have someone else to hear them brag!
     
  3. Gullygarden

    Gullygarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did it recently by isolating the newcomer where they could talk but not touch for a week first. They have done ok. Assume you will quarantine first?
     

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