Welcoming the new girls

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bradley2, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Bradley2

    Bradley2 New Egg

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    Hi there!
    I've got a flock of 7 and I just got 5 more. The new girls are 2 months younger and are really getting picked on by the original flock.

    I started the new girls in an animal carrier inside the coop for a good portion of the day then I let them out to be with the rest or the girls.
    After the new ones took a nice beating I decided to separate them by putting up a devider in the coop/range area.

    Any suggestions on what I should do to acclimate the new girls? Everyone needs to get along!

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. New birds have to be acclimated slowly and carefully to the flock using the "look but don't touch" method. There is a good article at https://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/introducing-new-chickens/ explaining how to do it. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in acclimating the new birds to the flock.
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  4. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    x2 on Michael O'Shay's comments regarding integration. Birds don't take kindly to strangers without an adjustment period and that can't be hurried.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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