please help. introducing a baby chicken

Thebossbaby

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I have a 3 month old chicken named blue. she's an easter eager. her 2 friends died of sickness and now only she is left. my family loves her and right now we have her in dog kennel with shelter, warmth, water and food under our deck steps. she seems fine for now but I know chickens need to be together. I have 14 adults but they are 6 months. she is only 3. and there is only one of her and 14 of them so how can I make them accept her into the flock? her pen was right beside theres {so they would be cool in a few months ) but she needs to be with them. her pen got destroyed by a storm. what do I do?
 

Thebossbaby

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see thats the thing, she's been around them for a month. when I put her in they don't attack her. its when I walk away the rooster try to mate and the others see she's in distress so they start picking on her
 

aart

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What does your coop and run look like?
Pics would help.
I would put one of the older birds in with the chick, then after a few days put in another one....you may have to mix and match until you find the right birds.
After this group has bonded then you can try introducing the to the main flock.
 

Thebossbaby

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ok. my coop is very big. its a shed type of coop. ill post pics later today. its like 12 foot by 12 foot and maybe 11 feet tall. its literally just a big box with a door, roosts, and nesting boxes. I'm thinking maybe somehow cage of a corner and out her in that for like a week? I just don't know how
 

dpenning

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ok. my coop is very big. its a shed type of coop. ill post pics later today. its like 12 foot by 12 foot and maybe 11 feet tall. its literally just a big box with a door, roosts, and nesting boxes. I'm thinking maybe somehow cage of a corner and out her in that for like a week? I just don't know how
I have a shed coop also. I use that green plastic chicken wire and create a pen under my poop boards. If you don’t have any existing structure it is east enough to use some 2x2 lumber or even pcv to creTe a frame. Inside the coop it doesn’t need to be ft Knox, just a barrier.
 

Dona Worry

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ok. my coop is very big. its a shed type of coop. ill post pics later today. its like 12 foot by 12 foot and maybe 11 feet tall. its literally just a big box with a door, roosts, and nesting boxes. I'm thinking maybe somehow cage of a corner and out her in that for like a week? I just don't know how
Make a secure pen along one side of the coop. Make it sizable, include a roost and nest box if you can, but make sure it is secure! Keep her there for AT LEAST a week, better two. Add your calmest hens, ones from higher up in the pecking order is better, or the rooster favorite, one at a time over the span of a week or more. Once you have a amicable group of 4-5, put your rooster in a dog crate for the day, and open up the pen. If you can free range for a few days, do so. Good luck!
 

Thebossbaby

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actually that gives me a great idea. my nesting boxes are about 3 feet up and connected to the wall. they are maybe 2 foot out so if I fence that off she can live in there for a week or so. just need to give her her own waterer. or use the one she's using currently
 

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