rescued hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sunshinehs, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. sunshinehs

    sunshinehs Out Of The Brooder

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    I rescued a hen the other day and I ja e kept away from the other ones to make sure she wasn't sick, she is doing very well, what is the best way to introduce e her to my flock??
     
  2. sbhkma

    sbhkma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Keep her separate for at least 2 weeks. A month would be better. You need to be sure she's not carrying disease to your flock. Check her thoroughly for parasites and deworm her. After 2-4 weeks, put her in a dog crate, cage or something right next to your chicken run and let them get to see, hear and smell each other for a week. Then you can put her with them but keep an eye out to make sure the others are allowing her to eat and drink. It's always a good idea to have more than one source of food and water so all birds can eat/drink without being driven off.
     

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