Introducing new hen at 6 weeks - little black terror!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JesseK, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. JesseK

    JesseK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys! So my pretty little Pearl, black australorp, turned out to be a rooster :( She/he is now out on a farm where he can crow all he wants. The farmer traded me a female black australorp, Pearl 2. He and I had ordered all of our chicks day old from McMurray together, so they are the exact same age. My 3 other hens, buff orp, white wyandotte and partridge rock are all so gentle and quiet. Pearl 2 has been home for about an hour and is a maniac. She's jumping and perching on the side of the brooder box - 28" and clucking nonstop. She hasn't stood still since I put her in there. She's plucked the other hens feathers a bit.

    Do you guys think she will calm down? I know she hasn't been in there long, but I really don't want her 'bad habits' to wear off on my girls!
     
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    cooped up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She should settle down -- probably even by the morning.They will wake up tomorrow and act like they've been together thier whole life.
     
  3. JesseK

    JesseK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well of course you were right :) This morning she is being a very good little chicken. Thank you for the reply! It definitely helped calm me down
     
  4. JiJis hens

    JiJis hens Out Of The Brooder

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    So glad everything worked out [​IMG]
     

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