- Jul 19, 2015
Recently was given a small hen that I think is a cochin? She has feathered legs and I don't think she's laying yet but I'm unfamiliar with the breed. Anyway, I have a flock of 9 bigger hens that have just started coming into lay (wyandottes, Easter eggers, black giants, columbian rock crosses) and I don't know how to go about introducing the new one to the flock. She is smaller than them and I worry about bullying. I have two other hens that I have bought and will be picking up on Saturday (adult brahmas) should I wait and introduce them all together to maybe spread out the pecking? Or do I go for a more conservative approach? I currently have the (possibly) cochin in a dog kennel next to the coop while the other ladies free range. Any advice would be gladly received!