Useful Information On Introducing New Birds To The Flock... NOT EASY

PepsNick

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I have read numerous threads with people going "adding new chickens today!" or "Yay! new chicks!!". BEFORE you make a huge mistake and stick some new chickens in with your existing flock, PLEASE read this article. It is not common, but some more aggressive breeds (such as leghorns) can KILL new birds in THEIR coop. Don't hate your 'ol chickens for this, it's instinct. Here is the article: http://www.downthelane.net/newchicken.php
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hope that helped. Soon I will also be making a page (and posting it to the forum) about introducing, too. I've made this mistake and would hate for other people to also.

Best wishes to you and your flock,

Nick
 
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gritsar

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Gee, I'm sorry you had trouble intergrating.
I've found it to be alot easier than I thought it would be. The only exception being my young upstart cockerel getting his butt kicked by an adult hen, but fortunately the only thing hurt was his pride.
 

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Arg, lucky! I think it's better with some people and worse with some people, but I can't figure out why. This is for the unlucky people (me) lol
 

wildeflowers

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Thanks for the link. I've got the babies in a dog crate inside the coop tonight for the first night, as a matter of fact, because I don't want to put them in with my nearly full grown hen and roo. Also, my hen is a total witch. She is bossing around and plucking my roo's tophat. I'm seriously worried she's going to pick on the babies, so we'll get them separated but where they can see each other for a while.
 

PepsNick

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I'm sorry! Sounds troublesome. But that's pretty good compared to some people's. Glad I could help!
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