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so how should i introduce

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Loretta212, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 3 new hens and would like to put them with my flock. in my flock i have 4 hens and 6 roos that NEED TO GO! when should i try to add the new hens? I hear at night is best shold i just put them in the coop with them or in the coop in a seperate cage?
     
  2. Southernbell

    Southernbell Out Of The Brooder

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    well, you might try putting them in during the day, so you could supervise for a while.....are they the same kind of chickens as the others?
     
  3. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the coop in a separate cage would be best, but yes you do need to downsize the roosters. Also make sure you quarantine your new hens if at all possible as they may make your current flock sick! Good luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. Southernbell

    Southernbell Out Of The Brooder

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    if you are talking about chickens? im not so sure now lol
     
  5. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are not the same kind i have a mixed flock of EEs , RIR , SLW, GLW, some white hen lol, BR
     
  6. Southernbell

    Southernbell Out Of The Brooder

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    well, even thoiugh theyre m ixed it shouldnt matter, keep me posted..I like hearing about stuff like this! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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