starting a new flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicken hero, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. chicken hero

    chicken hero Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all well RIP to two of my girls thanks to the neighbours dog smashing its way through the fence.
    Thinking of starting a new flock as its to hard adding new birds tried that before.
    First I have to reinforce the fence to stop the bloody dog from doing it again.
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    You can add new birds, it just takes a little planning -- and preferably a way to separate them with a fence for a few weeks. There will always be pecking and a pecking order, even if they all grow up together. Some integrations are much rougher than others; sometimes people just throw them in together and all goes well. There are some good ideas toward the end of this article:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/803815/integrating-two-groups/0_20
     
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