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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by juicy lucy, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. juicy lucy

    juicy lucy New Egg

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    Hello all I am from Lubbock Texas. I am a grower for farmers markets and added free range chickens. I am new to the chicken world and learning. My question is.. Once a hen has been singled out and almost eaten can she be returned to flock.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Once a bird has been removed from the flock, reintroduction can be problematic. Don't try reintroducing until she is in 100 % good health, and monitor the situation.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  4. juicy lucy

    juicy lucy New Egg

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    Thank you for your quick response and added information.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Make sure she is back to complete health before putting her back in. Make sure you mix her back in slowly, and if that means to keep her in a cage within the flock for a while, do so. That way they are not going to be too aggressive with her. And make sure to put out several feed and water stations as many times lower ranking birds are not able to eat or dink without being harassed. Give them more room if you have to and give them things to do...hanging cabbages or veggies, seed pecking blocks or a flake of hay to scratch in. Just something to do other than pick on each other.

    Good luck with your flock and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Did you chickens attack her or some predator?
     
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  8. juicy lucy

    juicy lucy New Egg

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    The other chickens did it. And I followed the imput I received for all of you. And I am happy to report it all worked out great!!!!!! She was released back in and all is well. Thank you all. I appreciate your help!!!!!!
     

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