Replacing Roo with same aged pullet

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

  1. Bird Legs

    Bird Legs Hatching

    Jan 4, 2009
    Edmonds, Washington USA
    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

    Aug 18, 2008
    Olympia WA
    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: … your-flock
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2009

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