introducing new girls??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rickchick, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. rickchick

    rickchick Out Of The Brooder

    18
    0
    22
    Jan 27, 2014
    thinking of adding a few more girls to my 6 girls . 3 of my 6 girls are starting to lay. iam sure the others are soon to start. all the same age. what would happen and how should add maybe 4 or 6 more girls that are just starting to lay.
     
  2. rooster buyer

    rooster buyer Out Of The Brooder

    53
    0
    39
    Jan 19, 2014
    If you can keep them in a pen close to the other girls so they can see each other but not interact with each other keep them there for a few weeks.Or if you cant do that put the new ones in there at dark and usally they dont realize they are new.
     
  3. chickengenius

    chickengenius Out Of The Brooder

    23
    2
    24
    Mar 1, 2014
    Yea I agree. I wouldn't just put them with your other chickens. My Buff Orpingtons wouldn't take a new chicken very well. I learned that the hard way when I was caring for a chick that broke its leg and I let it walk around with the other chickens and my chickens attacked it. Thankfully the poor chick didn't get hurt.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by