should I add her to the others?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicklady2012, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. chicklady2012

    chicklady2012 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 18, 2012
    bayou la batre, alabama

    I have 4 hens in one pen and a roo and small hen in another (they were born in june)!well my little hen is a baby from my wlxbr .she is small and silver and im scared that the big hens will hurt her.should I add her to them or leave her alone in her pen?the roo is a very large white legorn , so I will be adding him to the ladies! she is a great layer has laid an egg everyday since thanksgiving! they are small and cream , so cute!
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    If the little hen is with the roo now you should add her at the same time you add the roo. Earlier or later would probably be a problem.
    Put them on the roost at night with the others and he should protect her.

    A better option is to add one of the 4 hens to the pair ever couple days till they are all together. That makes the larger group the new ones rather than vice versa.

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