New to BYC from Monson MA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by laturcotte1, May 22, 2010.

  1. laturcotte1

    laturcotte1 Songster

    May 22, 2010
    We have a small animal rescue called Safe Animal Rescue And Haven (S.A.R.A.H.). We have a crippled rooster among us and one lone chicken. We've recently adopted 1 roo, 3 hens all barred rock, between ages 2 months - 2 weeks and 2 guinea hens 2 weeks old. I am trying to do a meet and greet with the current 11 month old barred rock hen. Not going well. I watch over the greetings so no one gets hurt but she not only pecks at them she jumped on top of the next to the oldest. The roo is bigger so she really is ok with him. Each evening when she comes in for the night I let them all into the big yard together but again, I watch over them. How much longer do I have to wait to put them in together in the yard and coop alone? They have a separate entrance to the coop in which they have a wire room. The wire wall will be removed along with the separation to the yard as soon as they can get along. She sees them everyday and I find her in her fenced yard checking them out when she could be out running around. She doesn't seem to dislike the guineas any more than the little babies.

    It will be great fun to read all the info, thanks.

  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! It does take a little while for them to get used to each other. Just keep an eye on them like you are doing now. In time, things should settle down for you. Have fun! Its wonderful you are a small animal rescue, bless you!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. Good advice given. Just try them together for short periods and see how they do. [​IMG]
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
  5. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
  6. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from PA! I would say your chicks have to be much bigger before they can be with any adults. They should be somewhat comparable in size. I just put a couple of 5 month olds in with the older girls and everything was fine. Just stuck them on the roost in the dark of night and when they woke up, it was OK. Some pecking order squabbles, but that's to be expected. Good luck!
  7. Lolita

    Lolita Songster

    Nov 2, 2008

  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  9. RAWR

    RAWR Songster

    May 26, 2009
    who wants to know?
    [​IMG] from SW Indiana [​IMG]
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Howdy neighbor! I'm from Ware... [​IMG]

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