Reintegration into the flock

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

  1. harv681

    harv681 In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2007
    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.

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2008
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    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
    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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