newly introduced bantam gets reallly picked on NEED HELP!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by djmooney, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. djmooney

    djmooney Songster

    May 13, 2009
    i put a knew bantam hen with my other two new bantams, hen/roo
    and then they picked on her so bad she had no feather on here hed. i need them to be together and dont want two coops. what should i do. they only pick on her when she runs.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Ideally, you should have quarantined the new one for a month to make sure she adjusts to the local flora and to ensure that no pests or disease was hiding.

    Now they are together, it should take a few weeks to figure out the new pecking order so a a bit of fighting is normal.

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