Introducing older hens....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by UrbanFarmerGreg, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night I picked up 5 new chickens 4 hens that are over a year old and a Black Australorp cross rooster (who is beautiful). I am rehoming him because I'm not supposed to have roosters in this city... I had 2 leghorns one of which was a rooster that I rehomed for the same reason... so I have 1, 5 month old pullet.... so I think I should introduce the older hens one at a time to establish pecking order or go ahead and put all of them in with her at once? please help?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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  3. UrbanFarmerGreg

    UrbanFarmerGreg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well that definitely was helpful... I never realized they should be quaratined for 30 days.... I just figured 4 or 5 days beside the coop in a dog cage would be good but I guess not...
     
  4. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice writeup! [​IMG] I agree about the 30 day minimum separation. If you care about your existing flock that is.
     

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