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introducing new birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jennymay, May 7, 2011.

  1. jennymay

    jennymay In the Brooder

    Nov 8, 2009
    i have two chickens that are 1yr old and 6 more that have been seperated and are now 2 months old, do you think it is safe to put them together yet?

  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Songster

    My advice is to introduce the new members to the flock very slowly. Place the newbies in a cage, place the cage near the common/ established flock. Watch how everyone reacts. After all the chickens settle down,open the cage door & allow those newbies to walk in with the flock. You might need to help the new girls find a roost their first night.


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