Need Help introducing new pullet to our clutch

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by halfpynt, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. halfpynt

    halfpynt Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Chicken clutch consisted of what we thought was six hens,,, and as they grew,, it became clear that our "Penny" may be a "Lenny" . Once he started to crow, we had to get rid of him because of local ordinances,,

    so a few days ago,, we had to trade our Cockerel for a Pullet ,, Unfortunately [​IMG]..

    Anyway , we traded him for a Pullet that is about one month younger than they are , and they are not being so nice to her ... is there anything we can do to help her fit in ? How long do they usually do that for to the "newbie" ?

    THe others arent letting her near to eat , or drink, or roost with them ,,, and poor thing , She wont join the others in the house at night when we close their door for the night ,, so we've been leaving it open,which is asking for trouble. (predators, etc.)

    HELP !! We feel so bad for her ,, and want her to fit in .

    2 black sexlinks
    2 plymoth rock barred
    1 New hampshire Red
    1 Rhode island red (newbie)
     
  2. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well yesterday when I finally put my chickens to gether. Well first you should keep them seperated for about a week. Then when the other hens get used to her put her in with them. Just make sure when you seperate her make sure the other hens can see her.
     
  3. HenAddiction

    HenAddiction Out Of The Brooder

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    Our question is very similar so I figured I didn't need to post a new thread...... ( by the way, as posts go, this is our first.... yaaaaaay been quiet for too long now!)

    Ok, we 5 have pullets that are going to be 10 weeks when we get our next clutch of 25 ( all supposed to be girls) ... I know they will be in the brooder for a while but when they are able to go out... how do we introduce them to the other girls? ( we are not keeping all of the girls, only 7 or so , the rest we are rehoming)

    Any advice would be great. Thanks everyone!
     

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