introducing new girls to the flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tatersgirl913, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. tatersgirl913

    tatersgirl913 Out Of The Brooder

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    We just acquired 19 new chickens last night. They are all laying-age. My question is we let our girls free range but how long should we keep the newbies penned in their run area before letting them out? We want them to get used to were to lay. I'm thinking a few days but wanted to see what you knowledgeable folk thought![​IMG]
     
  2. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all....welcome to BYC! Any new birds should be quarantined 30 days, just in case they have something, you don't want to infect your other birds.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2011

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