Introducing New Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by christinahammes, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. christinahammes

    christinahammes New Egg

    Nov 13, 2015
    Hi! We are new to raising chickens and recently had an unfortunate incident where the dogs got into the coop when it was accidentally left unlatched. We have since fixed the problem, are adding a second gate, checking after the kids feed the chickens etc. One chicken from our flock survived. We will be buying new chicks. Does anyone have any suggestions or experience with introducing chickens to one member of an older flock?
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Wow that is a problem most poultry owners have had with dogs and unlatched gates [​IMG]

    If you have a spare cage the new chickens can go in there and after a couple of days let the new chickens out and they should mingle well ......
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Sorry about the loss of your chickens to the dogs. It's always sad to lose some of our flock. Unfortunately, dogs and chickens generally don't mix well. Dogs tend to see chickens either as prey or as chew toys. You need to introduce the new birds slowly and carefully using the "look but don't touch" method. There is a good article at explaining how to do it. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens.
  7. LeafBlade12345

    LeafBlade12345 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to our flock!

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