New girl in town

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SouthShoreCoop, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. SouthShoreCoop

    SouthShoreCoop Just Hatched

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    So this morning I brought home a new girl, they're all from the same place, same age "17 weeks", same breed (Buff Orpingtons). I brought 5 of them home about 3 weeks ago and they've adjusted to the new coop just fine. When I added Elsa this morning there was some light hazing at first but 8 hrs later they're not bothering her unless she comes near them. She is keeping in the corner to herself and when they're out of the coops she stays alone. Is there anything I need to do to help her/them adjust? She is eating and drinking just very timid.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    So far so good. Just make sure she is getting enough to eat and drink.
     
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    SouthShoreCoop Just Hatched

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    Next question? Will she begin to blend with the flock on her own gradually?
     
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    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    What you have described is minor compared to what some flock introductions can be, but you are dealing with a generally mellow breed. She will eventually make her place in the flock.
     
  5. SouthShoreCoop

    SouthShoreCoop Just Hatched

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    Great news, thank you!
     

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