Pecked tail feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SoonerHenHouse, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. SoonerHenHouse

    SoonerHenHouse New Egg

    Apr 13, 2012
    I have three Rhoad Island Reds who are 1 year old. Recently I introduced another hen who is the same breed who is two years old. I had to pull her out of the coop and bring her in the house to keep in a big dog pen because the others have picked at her so much there is a large bleeding hole in her back. I plan to keep her in the house for a few days because of cold weather coming in and to give her back some time to heal. I plan to separate off a section of the coop and keep her by her self for awhile except when free ranging. and slowly reintroduce her to the group. Are there any techniques anyone has used to successfully introduce a new bird to the flock?
  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2013
    I've heard that if you introduce new chickens at night when the other chickens are roosting that it goes smoother.

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