Young hen needs to be reintroduced to flock after recuperating in garage, need help, please.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lisab1231, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. lisab1231

    lisab1231 New Egg

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    I have a hen hatched last summer, her foot started curling and she couldn't get around very well, I've nursed her back to health in a heated garage, now she runs up the the patio door wanting in when I let her out, trying the free roaming thing, the other hens aren't being too nice to her, it's been about a month since she was part of the flock, how can I reintroduce her without her getting harmed? Thanks, Lisa
     
  2. ChixAddict

    ChixAddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since she's been separated from the flock for so long, I would think treating her as a new flock member would be appropriate. Check this article in the Learning forum. You can scroll down to Part 2 and go from there. Since she's been part of the flock and was separated due to injury, not illness, you can skip the quarantine!....
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-adding-to-your-flock
     
  3. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lucked up for my first few chickens. I can introduce them to anything and they care not one bit. I think it is because their rooster is just so darn docile that his hens are too...I can introduce anything to the original flock and they don't care...but they also continue to ignore new groups of chickens as opposed to the flocks integrating, I have ended up with 2 flocks sharing a space, as opposed to one large flock.
     

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