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Please I need help putting a hen back into my flock with a rooster?????

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ann11e, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. ann11e

    ann11e In the Brooder

    May 4, 2014
    Hi I had to foster out one of my hens for pecking a bit too much so while she was away for a month my other 3 hens and my roo was living together I brought her home and let them all in garden together and my roo was jumping and attacking her :( so I've separated them all again she's on her own and the others r back together so what I need to do I know how to introduce her back into the flock without my roo attacking her all the time do I take h away from the flock put her with the girls at night and hope they get on in morning and in a couple of days introduce my roo back in the main pen at night so when he wakes he has 4 girls and nOt just 3 or what I am at a loss please help as I'm scared on what to do :(
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    The best way to introduce her is to put her into a cage but keep her within the flock at all times. Everybody sees her, but nobody touches her. Leave her this way for several weeks. At that point you can reintroduce her. She should be fairly excepted. If one bird will just not let her alone, you either need to separate out the meanie or use pinless peepers on them. You may need to cage the meanie for a while so they are new to the flock as well later on. The cage is your friend. :)

    Good luck and welcome to our flock!
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Tell your hen that is what she gets for being bad. Now she knows how it feels to be picked on. Just kidding, I'm sure chickens have no conscience.[​IMG]
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! TwoCrows gave you some good advice, the flock thinks of her as a stranger now, and it will take a few weeks to get her accepted again.
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about the trouble you're having re-introducing your hen. [​IMG]The above posters have given you some good advice. Good luck!
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. TwoCrows has given you some good advice on re-introducing your hen to the flock I'll just say, please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in reintegrating your hen into your flock.
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  10. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.

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