ONE New EE help!

Susanwhitten28

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I got one new chicken she is the same age maybe a few weeks older I got her from someone getting ready to eat her so I paid for her and took her .. my chickens are obviously are not very welcoming and warming towards her 😳😂 I need all the tips on getting my pecking order back in order and is it possible. I know I can’t be the only one who brought just one chicken into a flock ( and yes I quarantined her for 30 days) now I need her in the coop
 

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I got one new chicken she is the same age maybe a few weeks older I got her from someone getting ready to eat her so I paid for her and took her .. my chickens are obviously are not very welcoming and warming towards her 😳😂 I need all the tips on getting my pecking order back in order and is it possible. I know I can’t be the only one who brought just one chicken into a flock ( and yes I quarantined her for 30 days) now I need her in the coop
The face in the photo though :lau she is looking up as if to say “that is NOT where that egg should be” lol. Anyway, a great way to start is free range integrating. Simply let your flock out to free-range and let your new EE join them. Since the yard/grass area is neutral grounds they won’t be territorial and be all about pecking order business. Continue this (supervised) for a few days and make sure they are interacting and in a positive way. Then you can allow day time interactions in the run, taking her out at night. Day time interactions should be watched and started at a small amount of time starting at 30 mins and up to all day from morning to night. The if there is no blood, wounds, issues or anything else go back to free range integrations and start at the beginning and work your way back up. Then you can put your hen in the coop on a roost, and let her stay in there all day and all night. If this goes well you can breath!
This is just how I did it, I use this for reintegration as well. I can’t guarantee it will work but it has for me. Best of luck!
 

aart

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I got one new chicken she is the same age maybe a few weeks older I got her from someone getting ready to eat her so I paid for her and took her .. my chickens are obviously are not very welcoming and warming towards her 😳😂 I need all the tips on getting my pecking order back in order and is it possible. I know I can’t be the only one who brought just one chicken into a flock ( and yes I quarantined her for 30 days) now I need her in the coop
This might help:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/introducing-a-single-hen-to-an-existing-flock.71997/
 

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