Reintroducing

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by annie511, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. annie511

    annie511 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So a couple of weeks ago the neighbors dog came over unannounced and took out half my flock. 2 of my girls were injured but I thought might be ok. They've been in a cage inside the coop. I just put one hen back in general population bc she is using her leg pretty good and she's been picking at the other ones wound on her back. Do you think she will be okay? I just put her up on one of the roosting bars while they are all asleep. I'm worried the other hens will beat her up
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Every situation and everyone's flock dynamics are different, so it could go either way. I never do the night thing. I am always around to supervise any such interactions.
     
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Wise words. Since she has been in the coop and not separated from the main flock, I'd imagine that things should be ok. Like OldHens, I make sure that i am around to see whats going on.

    These links may be useful, if things don't go as smoothly as you would hope -
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/reintegrating-a-recovered-hen-to-a-small-flock

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1015820/reintegration-by-supervised-visits#post_15742910
     
  4. annie511

    annie511 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well everything seems to be fine this morning.. they are all walking around the run together.. no fighting. How long will it be before she lays an egg again?
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    When she's back to full health and recovered from the stress of the attack.
     
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    annie511 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to know. I was worried she would never lay again but she is squatting again
     
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