New to BYC! Raising Chickens is our new hobby and loving it!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dobbiedoodle, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Dobbiedoodle

    Dobbiedoodle New Egg

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    Hi All I'm new here and I'm realizing there is so much to learn about chickens! We have a newer hen recently added to our established flock and the others are not accepting her well... Any suggestions in helping this process or should we separate her? Thank you BYC for allowing me to join!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, I suggest you check out the "integrating new birds to old" threads on BYC. The "Look but don't touch," method seems to be one of the favored approaches.
     
  3. Dobbiedoodle

    Dobbiedoodle New Egg

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    Hi Drumstick Diva! Thank you for the guidance. I will look at those threads.. Have a great Day!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I've used the "look but don't touch" method and can vouch for it. CTKen has given you some very helpful links. The Learning Center also has good information about adding new birds to an existing flock (the process starts with isolating the newbies for a 30 day period first to avoid passing illness/pests to your existing flock).

    Good luck!
     

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