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Reintroducing hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by appleelves, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. appleelves

    appleelves New Egg

    Mar 7, 2009
    Hello All,

    I have a recently injured 8 month old Australorp hen. Any suggestions on the best way to reintroduce her into the flock(6 other hens). I've heard that putting the hen back into the coop at night may be the least stressful.

    Other ideas?

  2. SussexInSeattle

    SussexInSeattle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2008
    The only other way that I know of is to cage the returning bird in the center of the coop and let them slowly get used to seeing her again for 2 or 3 days. She will need her own food and water in there of course.

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