introducing new hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by bambi, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea!!! I will finally get the barnevelder heritage hen that I have been wanting from a friend. This has been on and off decission of hers but she has finally decided to get rid of her flock. I am just 9mths into raising chickens so this tells you I know very little but learning. I have 1 hen house/coop. so how is the best way to introduce her to them. My 5 hens freerange in a secure (if there really is a true secure)area. Should I slip her in when they have gone to sleep or do I let her out during the day when she can free range with the rest. I will be putting her in quarrentine for 30 days in the garage at night and seperate area during the day. I am thinking that she is about 12-14mths old.
     
  2. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OOPS. she is not 12mths I meant ot say weeks instead
     
  3. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there has to be someone that has experience in this area. I did google to find more on this issue and what I did find from previous post was inot a good idea to introduce single bird and they should be of same or close to same age. This pullet is only 12-14wks old. Has anyone ever tried to introduce this young of chicken to older flock? Thank you for any and all advice
     

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