Replacing Roo with same aged pullet

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bird Legs, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. Bird Legs

    Bird Legs Hatching

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    My illegal hen is now confirmed to be a REALLY illegal rooster. I have found nice home for him but am wondering if remaining 2 Buff Orpington pullets will accept a same aged (3 mo.) Black Australorp being offered by a friend.

    If so, any tried & true tips about how & when to place her with others? Do I just paste up the newbie with "No Peck" goop?
     
  2. chookchick

    chookchick Songster

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    There is a very good article on integrating chickens here--it takes time, especially if they are confined in a run. Any chance you could get 2 chickens, so they aren't as lonely during the process?

    here is the article:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/vie … your-flock
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2009

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