New chicken to befriend lonely hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Gailze, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Gailze

    Gailze New Egg

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    We recently lost 2/3 of our pet chickens to predators. :-( :(
    So after a week of watching our one remaining hen mope about, we shored up the fence and got a young hen, about 5 months old. Our original girl is about 1.5 years. So they pretty much have to sleep together because it's a small set-up here. So far it has NOT been harmonious and the poor kid is getting chased around like crazy by our hen. It's too cold right now to keep the new kid in a separate enclosure.
    I am a novice chicken mom, and want everybody to get along! How can I help ease the transition?
    Thanks
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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