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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Browns Farm, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Browns Farm

    Browns Farm Just Hatched

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    Ok so 3 months ago I bought 2-Black sex links. Last week I learned that one of the two was a rooster, I live in a city area and can not have a rooster. So we gave him away. Now my one hen is all by herself, I want to get 1 or two more chickens but have no luck finding them at the same age. I bought a almost two month old chicken today and within 4 hours she flew/ran away. How can I make another chicken love it's home like the one I have now?
    Please let me know what I should do? I'm sad she's by herself.
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    You could get a chick or two that is a little younger than her - 6 weeks or more - and see if it would work.
     
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    Browns Farm Just Hatched

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    I bought a almost 2 month old chic today she flew/ran away within 5 hours if having her. My other two Never even tried to fly over my fence.
     
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  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I know. Buy a younger chick, maybe a bigger breed, that wouldn't be able to do that.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Did you keep her confined in a safe secure enclosure until she learned to acclimate to the new surroundings?
    I hope you have a bigger coop and run than what is in your avatar, which is only big enough for maybe 2 birds.....
    ....integrating new birds takes extra space.

    Read up on integration..... BYC advanced search>titles only>integration
    This is good place to start reading:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Agree. You can't just let a new chicken out, especially if you've only had them a little bit and they are still scared.
     
  7. Browns Farm

    Browns Farm Just Hatched

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    SHE IS BACK! I went out this morning and she was right next to the coop. I only have two chickens but when I bought the coop it said for 5 hens. I also let them run around in my fenced in yard often.
     
  8. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Yay! Now trap her for a couple days so she gets used to it and doesn't run away again. Next time might not end so well.
     
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