Reintegration into the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by harv681, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. harv681

    harv681 Out Of The Brooder

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    How long does it take to reintegrate a hen back into the flock? Kiwi was "out" for a week healing after a dog bite and minor surgery to repair her injury. The other hens are at turns indifferent and indignant! They will ignore her, and suddenly, chase her away. I am afraid she will be reinjured. I am letting Kiwi out for short supervised periods during the day and bringing her in at night. She is bare on her neck and chest from the surgery and I don't want her getting cold. Maybe I am over-reacting and the girls will work things out for themselves. Any advice would be appreciated.

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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2008
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    if she were mine and i had a place to keep her seperate i would do it till she is well .
     
  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I would keep her separated if possible too. Reintroduction back into the flock will be tricky either way. Better she heals first.

    Good luck!
     

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