Introducing new chicken!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lou95-xox, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. lou95-xox

    lou95-xox Hatching

    Jun 1, 2010
    Hey i am in desperate need of help [​IMG]
    A few days ago, i had 3 chickens. 2 amber stars and one orpington, all females. sadly one of my amber stars died, and we were devestated. So the next day, we got to the farm as soon as possible, and bought a new brown hen. As soon as we introduced her, they started pecking. its been 2 days now, and still, as soon as she comes near the others, she is chased away [​IMG]
    is this going to go on forever! and everyone has said to seperate the bully but this is not possible!
    what do i do?!?! im really upset because i have to give her back friday if theres no improvements [​IMG]
    does this mean they will never be friends??
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Don't worry. They are establishing a pecking order. Give them a few days and everything will be fine.

    Just make sure they aren't drawing blood. If that happens, you need to remove the injured one until it is healed.
  3. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    I have the same problem yet I have 10 chickens but I have 2 that rule the flock and they are my two odd balls of the flock yet they were there first. I first added 3 Cornish Game and 2 Doms which one of the games is a rooster and they made sure that the others knew they are the rulers. A couple of days ago I added 2 EEs one roo and one hen and a SLW they still have pecking wars but they are starting to get along. Just hang in there they may not become the best of friends but they will slow down soon. Yet that is also a reason every time I buy chickens I buy them in doubles because I hate to think that until the pecking war is over I am going to have a lonely chicken.[​IMG]
  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    I have found out it is better to introduce 2 chickens instead of one, the one time I did add one she was pecked a bunch when we got our babies we introduced all 4 at the same time it seems to work better because there is not all against 1. good luck they will hopefully get it worked out in the next few days.

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