Question about adding a hen to the flock

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by melroseladi, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. melroseladi

    melroseladi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen and two males that were hatched last spring. I have an opportunity to get a hen that is about the same age. Would it be a problem adding her to the others? Anything special I need to do?
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2007
    You will have to use the same integration methods that are used for chickens. The bird has to be in a partitioned off area where the existing birds can see her and get accustomed to her. This can take a couple of weeks before she will be accepted. If one male seems to be particularly interested in her you can let him in with her for a time. If a male takes a liking to her that will speed the process up some.

    If you are not slow and careful they will either kill her or run her off.
     
  3. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put my new girl in a cage in the chicken coop. She stayed in there for about 3 weeks and I let her out. THe others arent really hanging with her yet but they arent attacking her either. She does go back onto the coop to sleep--unlike them, as soon as it got above 20 they are back in the trees! Silly birds! Terri O
     

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