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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Auntie Mimi, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Auntie Mimi

    Auntie Mimi Hatching

    Jun 23, 2016
    Hello everyone,
    I have had my chickens for almost a year and a half. I have 3 hens and 1 rooster that are Rhode Island Reds. 3 hens and 1 rooster that are Easter eggers. 3 hens that are Bard Rocks and 2 hens and 1 rooster that are Australorps. 2 of my hens are brooding and I so far have 5 chicks. Still more eggs and am anxious to know how many more I will get. This is my first experience with brooding moms and their chicks, so any advice I could get on that would be great. Currently my hens are separated with their roosters. I know have a small barn and am going to be integrating all the chickens together. If anyone else has done that, I could also use some advice on that. I am excited to hear what you have to say. Thanks

  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
  4. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

    Hey @Auntie Mimi and [​IMG]!
    You sound like a experienced chicken raiser, but I always leave our Learning Center link because even the most experienced can be newbies in some areas
    Alright so your chickens seem to be separated into groups. I would recommend maybe mixing two of the groups first. Since you do have 3 roosters I would recommend maybe taking them out and just introducing the hens. Then you can introduce that group to another and so on until all 4 groups of hens are in the barn. Then I would put the roosters in one at a time, and it should turn out that the roosters do not notice the new additions, or if they do they will treat them the same! If there are any problems you can always separate some of the troublemakers for a few days. You said your hens were brooding so I will leave some links for hatching chicks if you need any help

    Finally if you wanna post pics of your flock and tell us how the conversion went you can post that here

    I hope you and your flock are enjoying the warm weather and remember to stay cool!
    Justin [​IMG]
  5. Athaid

    Athaid Songster

    Welcome to the flock Mimi! Hope to see you around sometime :D
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to meet you Auntie Mimi - glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock :)

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