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New lady introduced

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rachelb, May 3, 2008.

  1. rachelb

    rachelb Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 6, 2008
    Oxfordshire, UK
    Hi. I have just been given a new partridge wyandotte crossed with a gold brahma who is about 9 months old. I have put her in with my two orpingtons who are 22 months old and they are really quite cross about the whole idea and making a right old noise. They are pushing her into the corner of the run and giving her a peck but she appears quite feisty and when she has had enough disappears into the coop and comes out a little later to try again. I am sure this is natural behaviour when a new lady enters a flock, but is there anything I can do to ensure that nobody is hurt and the process of accepting her is quick and relatively harmless? :|
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I don't know but I hope someone can help you out. I'm sure I will be in the same boat next year when I expand.
     

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