NEW HEN..

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

  1. KELLEY1

    KELLEY1 New Egg

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    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!
    ~Kelly~
     
  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!

    Joanne
     

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