New Pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by iluvpeeps, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a new pullet and when I brought her home and put her in the coop with the others, they started pecking at her so I took her out and put her in the brooder. I'm nervous that she'll get lonely and die. Is there any way to prevent that other than buying another chicken?
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    introduce her slowly over a period of time so the others will get used to her....than try outting her in w/ the others after a few days at night so they wae up together.......she might be lonely now, but i dont think she will die
     
  3. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'll keep on posting about the progress.
     
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is she? I never introduce only one chicken anymore as it is too stressful. I would rather put the new chicken in a dog kennel in a crate with two middle pecking order hens for a week to make "new" friends as chickens seem to flock together under stress of a new surrounding.
     
  5. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's almost 2 months old. Thanks for the advice I'm going to try what both of you guys said.
     
  6. iluvpeeps

    iluvpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!! All better I went back to the place where I got her and bought 2 more hens! Now she has friends and can live outside [​IMG]
     

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