Pullets v.s. 5 yr old Chickens.... Introduction?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicka Chicka, May 22, 2016.

  1. Chicka Chicka

    Chicka Chicka Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2016
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    We have pullets about 10 weeks old and are trying to introduce them. Here are some details.

    -They have been living out in the corner of the yard for about 5 weeks.
    -The yard is fairly large.
    -They have a fence cage separating them from the older chickens.
    -Often times both the older and younger chickens have gotten curious and there has been pecking through the fence from both sides. (But mainly from the older ones)
    -When we put our sweetest older chicken in with the younger ones, she got pecked, but she also pecked them through the fence after we took her out.
    - They both have plenty of food + water and are free to roam our whole yard.

    Are there methods of introduction other than 'see but don't touch?'
    How long will it take to introduce them?
    Chicka Chicka
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I always use the see but dont touch as I find it a great way of introducing them. Even with this method there still will be some pecking and squabbles as they get used to each other. It is literally how they sort the pecking order out. I'm afraid no introduction can go with out any pecking at all.

    Good luck getting everyone together. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  4. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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