Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KELLEY1, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. KELLEY1

    KELLEY1 New Egg

    Dec 28, 2008
    I hope I'm in the right place...I have 11 pullets 10 months old..great layers..I get 11 eggs a day..They are very tame and love attention!
    Today someone dumped a new hen here by our henhouse...she wants to join the others but I heard its dangerous to introduce new hens in the coop...Is it true it must be done after dark?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated..dont want any hens hurt!
  2. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I would dust with DE (or whatever you use for parasites)!
    NO! you want them to see each other for a while before they can physically touch!

    should separate from flock for 30 days so, you are not contaminating your flock!

    when I am adding I will add more chickens so the original flock is overwhelmed!

    you will have some pecking they will have to establish a new pecking order!


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