New babies

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cherylg, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. cherylg

    cherylg New Egg

    May 6, 2008
    Hi. I have a small three hen coup and would like to introduce three new babies to the group this spring. Somehow I don't think my girls will be very receptive to the newcomers, and I don't want them hurt. I'm new to this and am not sure how to proceed. Do I raise the new ones in the house and them bring them to the coup, or do I try to find a clucky hen and try to give the new ones to her? Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Cheryl
  2. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  3. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    You are absolutely correct that your girls won't be very receptive to the new ones. [​IMG] You will have to raise the babies separate until they are old enough to defend themselves (almost as large as the adult hens) and work their way into the pecking order or they will be killed. Good luck and [​IMG]
  4. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    [COLOR=770077]From [/COLOR][COLOR=aa00aa]Old[/COLOR] [COLOR=cc00cc]Town,[/COLOR] [COLOR=ee00ee]Maine[/COLOR]
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN
  6. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello [​IMG] and WELCOME to BYC from NC
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    [​IMG], Cheryl!

    Glad to have you here! [​IMG]

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