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Introducing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BOs and Silkie, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. BOs and Silkie

    BOs and Silkie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a pullet that has been divided for 1 week and i am ready to introduce her to my hens. Is there a special way to take the divider away. Should I hold the chick before i put her in with the hens? Or just remove the divider.
     
  2. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its best to introduce new birds to a flock at night time whilst they are all sleeping and also preferably on mutual territory. This helps alot! [​IMG]
     
  3. FriendlyFlyer

    FriendlyFlyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I agree, it is good to introduce them somewhere neither are dominant over and if all of your birds seem to get along fine with your pullet than you should have no problems. I'd check on them a lot throughout the day just to be sure though.
     
  4. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    another way yo can do it is take just one hen and confine her with the new one for a day or so then put them in with the others on neutral territory with plenty of room to run away from any hens that will bully her. this buddy system has worked for me.

    also Welcome to byc BOs and Silkie, danniboi1990, and FriendlyFlyer

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  5. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im going to try that technique with my next newcomer [​IMG] thank you for the massive warm welcome [​IMG]
     

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