Need advice. Introducing 2 hens to flock.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ldutch123, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. ldutch123

    ldutch123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 9, 2011
    There is a person who needs to rehome 2 one year old ee's and I already have 11 hens of mixed kind and one roo and wondered how is the best way to put these 2 birds with my flock? Coop is plenty big and plenty of roost space
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 5, 2011
    people say you should keep them seperate for 30 days to make sure they arnt ill, i never do. I just put my hens straight in, but what you could do is put them in at night or put a crate in the coop so they can see each other through it
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I agree. I would quarantine any new birds for at least a month. I know people who haven't and their whole flocks were wiped out from diseases brought in by the new birds. You can't always tell right away. When I do introduce new birds after quarantine, I either do it in the evening when they go to roost for the night or when I let them out for a supervised free range with lots of treats.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011

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