Introducing New Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rsweet, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. rsweet

    rsweet Out Of The Brooder

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    We recently(5 days ago) brought home 4 gals and now we want to get more...will we have problems with the introduction of the new ones to the flock?

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Are you getting them from where you got the ones you have? Or is it a different source?
     
  3. rsweet

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    From the same place, there are several runs that house the chickens at this place of business so chances are they have run across one another.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    If they have only recently been separated you shouldn't have too much trouble, try to choose ones that hang together so they have friends. If they are from different pens there may be some bickering. The sooner you add them the better, before the first batch gets too comfortable and consider your coop theirs.
     
  5. rsweet

    rsweet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks..makes sense.
     
  6. rsweet

    rsweet Out Of The Brooder

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    We have success beyond a bit of "not one more inch" lines in the sand...it was a good day.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Good to hear.
     

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