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Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by deserthotwings, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am considering trading 2 yellow golden hens (spring 2011 hatch) for 2 Amherst hens (same age). If I put the 2 new hens into my Amherst pen with 14 other birds of the same age will they be accepted or will I be in for problems ??
     
  2. gon4elk

    gon4elk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is the pen? Is there cover or places the new birds can hide and/or feel secure? This time of the year is the best time to introduce new birds. Just watch them closely for a few days.

    Steve
     
  3. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pen is 20' by 20' , 6' high with about 2/3 of it in knee high grass and a medium size grapefruit tree in the center. I think they would probably be able to avoid any trouble makers for awhile, but would the other birds eventualy accept them ?
     
  4. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    There is usually always problems when introducing new birds to an established pen.New comers are usually picked on and in some cases killed.If possible but all birds into a new pen,so everyone is new to the pen.Then after they have accepted each other,you can put them in to any pen all together with minimum problems.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  5. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Gon4elk and Tony. Thats what I needed to hear. Will try moving them all to a different pen right away.
     

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