New to Chickens

Vausej18

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Hi everyone! I'm new to all this chicken stuff, I started with 5 Gold Sex Links, which I just moved the girls into their coop. I'm so worried they will get attacked out there. Four weeks later, I made the mistake of going to Ace Hardware and walked out with 3 Brahma's and 3 Easter Egger's. Now that I have them I'm so worried they won't get along. Is there a trick to merging them when the time is right? I'm also having a time getting the "big girls" to use the ramp I built to get into their coop. Any ideas there? I sprinkled food on there and they got half way and that was it.
Thanks!
 

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Hello there and welcome to BYC!

Yes, you will need to mix them all together slowly. Here is a nice article from our learning center on mixing chickens together....https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

I also like to add more food and watering stations after I mix the two groups. Sometimes the original flock can guard these areas off completely, starving them out.

Good luck with your flock and make yourself at home here!
 

BantamLover21

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I'm glad you joined our community!

Good luck with your chickens! Hopefully, the introductions go well.
 

Vausej18

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I will take a picture tonight and post tomorrow so you can let me know what you think.
 

Vausej18

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Thanks for the idea. I bought an extra of each so when I merge them I will add additional ones. Thanks for the advice!!!
 

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