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Introducing new chickens to flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by animallover1654, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. animallover1654

    animallover1654 In the Brooder

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    I have 4 girls, and I want to get one more from another chicken crazy friend to keep with my girls. Is this ok? what Should i do?
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    The new one will probably be at the bottom of the pecking order. How serious the attacks on her will be varies. Some people would just add her and let them sort it out, and take a chance that she does not carry a disease, or get seriously injured.

    For a good overview of all the ins and outs of mixing chickens from different sources, this is a very good article:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
     
  3. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

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    yes, it isnt always a given that everything will work out......u might have to introduce the new one slowly.
     

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