Introducing new birds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Alwayswantchics, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. Alwayswantchics

    Alwayswantchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have introduced new birds to my flock before without any major problems. I have my grow out pen inside my coop. I had my May chicks in it for almost a month. Two or three days ago I let then out. Today husband noticed that one was kind of listless. So he put her back in the pen. The established birds seem to not be letting the young one drink. She it's not looming.go good what else can I do for her?
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2013
  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would add a second feeder and water in the coop temporarily until everyone is settle. Food/water guarding is a common bullying issue with new birds. Put the two feeder/waters as far away from one another as possible.
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    When introducing new birds one needs to add feeders and waterers.
     
  4. AKchicken1

    AKchicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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    You might trying waiting until the young bird stops making chick noises then reintroduce.
     

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