Quick Question

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by pusbag6, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. pusbag6

    pusbag6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2011
    I just have a quick questions. My neighbor had a small flock of 6, we let 2 go broody and I got 10 chicks. The 2 mommies and the babies have been living in my coop for quite some time, I would like to add a few more to the mix but it's time for mommies to go home. The question I have is, can we just put the mommies back with the old flock, or is there some way to re-introduce them. I figured they'd be fine since the 6 grew up together, but I want to make sure that they will remember their old friends.

    thanks for any advice,
  2. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    They should be fine as they have already met the bird. Their are also the people who separate the broody and just put the bird back in the coop with no problems.

  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    There will probably be some squabbling when the moms are put back with their old flock mates, but it shouldn't be major. Just a reminding who is who and who is dominate to who.

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