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reintegrating into flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by getreal, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. getreal

    getreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My situation is a little different; first I have had a hen inside for 3 days now recovering from lash egg. I also have a silkie roo in a separate pen but inside the coop and has been visible to the flock. I removed him from his 2 hens 3 days ago because he was overly aggressive with them. He is a lot bigger than the hens. Can I add him to the leghorns and red sex links? If I add him and the inside leghorn at the same time will that ease both of them from the reintegrating process? anyone have a better idea? I should also mention I don't have the room to make a separate pen for the roo.
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    this is Barney. He is quite a bit bigger than my silkie hens.
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would try your plan. He should do well with the bigger hens, and distract any interest in the leghorn hen. I keep bantam roosters with my larger breeds and they do very well.
     
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    getreal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you. I did it last night. Barney introduced himself to the first hen that came along. LOL they didn't even notice the leghorn. all is well.
     
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    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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