Reintroducing

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tuner06, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. tuner06

    tuner06 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi just need a little feed back.
    I pulled one of hen out on wednesday night she had a impacted crop.
    Today she is doing great eating drinking everything is looking good. I was thinking
    Of putting her back in tonight or tomorrow morning. Will I have any problems
    With doing this. it's only been 2 days

    Thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You might want to put her with the flock after dark, on the roost. Hoepfully there will be little or no trouble.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How many hens are still in the coop? She may or may not be fine when you introduce her--the only way to know is to try. I've taken birds out of a flock and then introduced them again several times. Most of the time, the new bird integrates back in with only a little fighting. Only occasionally is there a problem re-introducing a bird.

    If you do plan on introducing her soon, there are two ways I would recommend:

    1) Put her on the roost at night, when it is dark enough that it is hard to see. When all of the birds wake up in the morning, they may not notice the "newcomer" as much, and won't pick on her.

    2) Introduce her during the day, but in a large area. Don't immediately confine your flock in a small coop; introducing outside where birds can run/have some space is best.

    There may be some fighting, but as long as no blood is drawn, your hen should do okay. Good luck!
     

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