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putting a new bird in

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chrisarvor, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. chrisarvor

    chrisarvor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of white Phoenix and i wanted to get another hen for him which i have,
    I put her in over a week ago and they both keep well away from her ,the original pair sleep together on the same perch
    but the new girl in elsewhere
    Any tips on how to get them to mix
     
  2. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    I have been 'doing' chickens for only a yr. and I found out very early that it's hard to add only one bird.. they never seem to belong.. Maybe you could add another girl-they same age/size and see if they will bond.. maybe remove the new girl and place them in the same cage for a while and then return them to the big coop...
     
  3. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chris, they will eventually get over it. Usually, if the newcomer is older, she will establish herself as alpha hen. If she is younger, they will all gang up on her. Sounds like your problem is minimal. You`re blessed............Pop
     
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is actually pretty common when adding one bird to a group. Maybe even more if you have a matched pair and you bring in an outsider. IMO...As long as your original hen isn't causing the new bird any harm, I'd just keep them together and watch and wait.
     

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