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new girl to the flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sam7, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. sam7

    sam7 New Egg

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    [​IMG]HELLO EVERYONE,

    FOUR DAYS AGO WE BROUGHT A NEW GIRL TO OUR ALREADY ESTABLISHED FLOCK... SHE IS A 15 WEEK OLD BARNAVELDER, HOWEVER SHE IS WILD!! HAVE TRIED HANDLING HER BUT SHE HATES IT, CRIES AND FLAPS, SHE JUMPED ON A SIX FOOT FENCE AND ENDED IN THE NEIGHBOURS GARDEN, POOR THING, ANYONE ANY SUGGESTIONS AS TO HOW WE CAN HELP HER ADJUST AND SETTLE IN HER LOVELY NEW HOME [;
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest not trying to handle her for the time being. There are a number of approaches you may wish to consider in terms of integrating her into the flock - or simply cherry pick bits from each approach that you feel will suit your set-up. Here are some:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1015820/reintegration-by-supervised-visits#post_15742910

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-a-single-hen-to-an-existing-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098683/introducing-new-chickens-to-old-flock#post_16895615

    It's likely to be a rather stressful time for her, but I'm sure she will do just fine.


    Good luck

    CT
     
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  3. sam7

    sam7 New Egg

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    Thankyou, that's great, will look into the links you have given, cheers Sam
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Sam7, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! CTKen gave you some great links to explore that should answer all of your questions. Best wishes and thanks for joining us!!
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us!
     
  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Sam [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    First thing I would suggest is a cover on your run or pen, so she can't get over the fence- mauled, injured or carried away by a predator.
     

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