Introducing new chickens to your flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jake731, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Jake731

    Jake731 New Egg

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    I have recently perchased two new chickens. i put them in the inroduction pen for a week to let the others see them but not be able to touch them. i let them out and there was fighting (no blood) but that is normal. It is about a week and a half later and they are still bulling the new chickens. Did i do anything wrong? the new chickens never peck back. Any ideas wll be helpful. thanks!
     
  2. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a rule, I introduce new chickens by putting them up on the roost with the other birds after dark, when everybody's settled down for the night. Everyone who leaves the coop with the group in the morning is considered part of the flock.

    This doesn't always work with roosters!

    Kathy, Bellville TX
    www.ChickenTrackin.com
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:That always works for me!!!!!
     

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