introducing new chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mary a., Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Mary a.

    Mary a. Hatching

    Sep 24, 2008
    We have had 1 hen for a while since the other hens died, (old age) we recently got 4 new RIR hens and within a couple of minutes after the were put together the new hens started picking on the old one, they won't let her eat or drink and they peck at her, our old one is afraid to do anything until we separate them. What can we do?
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    You need to keep them apart, but visible to each other until they get used to her. They all know each other, so she is really the outsider.

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