new hen (1 year old) now in with "chicks" 14 weeks & 10 weeks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Grindlefamily, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    I was so nervous - she had been quarantined for long enough - so today I moved the older girl next to the others and after a bit of biting through the fence, I let her in - and was ready to protect my "babies". Well, she nipped at a few, and chased others - I think she is headed straight to the top of the pecking order (LOL and she's a bantam, and smaller than all the rest). So far so good, I watched at they settled on the bar for bedtime, things were a little touchy at first, but they settled in and all seems well. They lost a rooster today and gained a cute hen, so let's keep those fingers crossed that tomorrow am is good.

    Louella
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Sounds good! Hope this helps! [​IMG]

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