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Returning a chicken to the flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CelesteB, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. CelesteB

    CelesteB New Egg

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    I had to isolate one of my 3 chickens from the others. She got injured somehow and they were pecking at her injury. One visit to the vet and 3 weeks later I think she's ready to return. How do I best facilitate this?
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If I'm worried about it, I put them in a pen for a couple of days where they can socialize back and forth but the one getting ready to return is protected. Then I let them out, but we monitor them and discourage any seriously aggressive behavior. Usually, if it's a hen, it's no problem at all really for them to get back into the flock. They just have to re-establish a little pecking order, but it should not be a big deal for them. They will remember her.
     
  3. CelesteB

    CelesteB New Egg

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    Thanks! There was a little drama but the hesitation was certainly more mine than hers :)
     
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good. [​IMG]
     

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