Introducing new chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lschneids, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. lschneids

    lschneids New Egg

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    Hi, I'm new to this group and newer to owning chickens. I currently have 3 hens and 2 roosters and am being offered 4 more hens. (I didn't realize I had two roosters until recently) All my chickens get along, they are about 6-7 months old (silkies). If I get the new hens, which are about 3 months old, how would I introduce them? And is this a good idea?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! All the links CTKen gave you are good ones. I also strongly recommend you quarantine the new chickens before you add them to your existing flock to make sure they are not sickly birds. I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I have!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Ischneids, and :welcome. Great to have you aboard! I concur with Cuz - the links CTKen gave you are spot on! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :)
     
  5. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined our growing community! @CTKen and Cuz gave you some good advice and links! Have a great time on here and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. You have received good info on introducing new birds. Three month old silkies are really too young to sex accurately, so hope you get the gender you want.
     
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you. You've had some good advice above.
     

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