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old hens accepting new couple

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nancy Hanks, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Nancy Hanks

    Nancy Hanks Hatching

    Aug 24, 2009
    I have 5 laying hens. I want to put a miniture rooster and hen in with them for the winter for protection from the cold here in Michigan. The old hens make it miserable for the two. Is there any way for everybody to get along?

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:They might work it out on their own.

    But you could seperate & remove both old hens, for a week. That will knock them down the pecking order a bit.


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