new chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by spanner_3000, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. spanner_3000

    spanner_3000 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 18, 2009
    i have 10 chickens at the mo. we have a run/hutch that is for up to 12 chickens. how easy/ would it be possible to get2 more?? im just not sure if they wil get on?
  2. cap1717

    cap1717 6 chooks, 1 slave. . . me!

    Jun 12, 2009
    Quote:There is always an adjustment period. .. in a confined space, the established hens can really be rough on the new kids, while the pecking order is being sorted out. It is best to keep the new birds next to the old ones for awhile, (2 weeks is usually sufficient) so that they can become a part of the flock without being in physical danger.
  3. chookchick

    chookchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    How much area do you have now? If it is not roomy, you may have a very difficult time trying to introduce two new chickens. They don't get along nearly as well in tight quarters as ones that have been raised together.

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