Just added 3 Orbingtons(7 weeks old) to my 22 week old Aracuanas

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kelyeliot, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. kelyeliot

    kelyeliot Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 27, 2007
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    Will my Aracuanas ease up on my new Orbingtons? My goal is to have some eggs for my family and unfortunately 3 of my Aracuanas were victim to a fox. So I just replaced the 3 that I lost. I have kept them all penned up because I am afraid the older ones won't let the new one come back.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Well, since they area already together, it will take some time but they will eventually get along. Make sure the youngins eat and don't get bloodied by the older ones. If they do, you'll have to seperate and try again.

    In the future, quarentine is a good idea and a week in a cage side by side would be good to prevent disease/pests and to get the birds used to each other.
     
  3. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    They should all be about the same size to!

    a couple weeks makes a big diffence in size
     

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