New chicken question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Terry71, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Terry71

    Terry71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there. I have found some chicken friends for my single six month old chicken. A mother and son are giving up 15 hens and one rooster. I was thinking of taking the rooster and five hens. They are four to six months old and already laying. Is that a good idea? I think it will give my chikkie some company and protection. The coup is there and I live on fifteen acres. Just wondering if it will cause any problems with my existing chicken.

    Thanks,

    Terry
    Ontario, Canada
     
  2. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they be separated but still able to see eachother?... When we integrated new chickens we quarantined the new ones for a couple of days then let them meet through the chicken wire then we put them together.
     
  3. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure you quarantine for illness as well. They could appear fine and be harboring many illnesses. Quarantine for at least 6 weeks before puting them together.
     

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