My new gals rehomed join the flock need some advice

Sammi_0411

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So i rehomed 2 new chickens. Mango is a warren/RIR mix 11 months old. Brownie is a BO 18 months old has disability with her foot apparently stopped laying 2 months ago. So a few questions if poss ☺
1) mango has loss of feathering on her back dont think its moulting think would been overmating where it is. What can i do to get her in better condition?
2) Brownie stopped laying 2 months ago when her sister died do u think she lay again? If so how do i help her?
3) they were all fine over nite but my 7 month pullets all pecking new ones and chasing them off but also starting to peck each other which they dont normally do are they trying to establish a pecking order? Do i only intervene if theres injury? How long can this last up to?
Lastly heres pics of my new girls ☺☺
Thanks in advance for ur help
Sam xxx
 

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CluckerFamily

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I agree with the overmating especially if you don't notice any lice or mites. Her feathers will grow back.
Everyone is starting to figure out their pecking order, they probably already had one but with the new members, the pecking order needs to adjust.
Brownie will adjust and start laying again. The new family will help, she will need time and depending on where you live, it will most likely be next spring.
 

aart

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How much space do you have for how many birds total?
Did you just add the new birds without any 'see no touch' time?
Where did these birds come from, were the with a rooster...and do you have a rooster?
 

Sammi_0411

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I did with the chicks and my 4 pullets but no i messed up with the two rehomed ones not gona lie they all went straight into a new coop i know i was wrong. No obvious rooster as my chicks 9 weeks and unsexed, girls need rehoming came from a website they lovely girls just my lot which i know is partmy my fault
 

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