Introducing new birds to the "flock"

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mlouski, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. mlouski

    mlouski In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2009
    I find myself with one very lonely golden comet since her two sisters passed from a predator, the other an internal layer. The "lone ranger" isn't happy so I'm getting two birds in a few weeks...about 17 weeks. Any ideas on good ways to introduce them all?
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2010
  3. when i get new pullets i put them in a separate part of my chicken enclousure. tin is put up on one side of the fenced are but can see other chickens at the other end. after a few weeks i might let them out dependending if the older chooks atack at first sight if not i leave them alone and defend by hiding somewhere in their original place. after a while they get use to it and it is :cool:happily ever after.[​IMG][​IMG]
  4. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    put the new ones in a smaller see through pen for a few days. Put the see through pen inside the coop/pen with all the others. this way they can see and talk to each other...but no one gets hurt [​IMG]
    they should eventually get used to each other by doing this. [​IMG]

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