New Bird(s)

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New Bird(s)
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:48 »
I recently bought 2 new birds to add to my original 5 as one of them has a tumour and has stopped laying but I dont want to cull her yet. This week I lost one of my original 5 girls (see Lost Bernard Post)  I would like to get the number back up to 8 (inc my cockerel)  as thats the maximum for the coop. Would it be OK to add just one (I only bought th e2 new ones a fortnight ago)  I know everyone recomends 2 at a time  but 9 birds would be cramping them I think......

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kegs

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Re: New Bird(s)
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 11:55 »
Would that be 9 birds including the one that will soon have to be culled?  Will you be buying the bird/s from the same supplier as your 2 new girls?

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Re: New Bird(s)
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 16:23 »
No  It  will  8 inc the one with the tumour & not laying.  I might us ethe same breeder   it depends on what stock she has in as I fancy getting an Araucana and perhaps another Ancona  as the eggs are so delicious...

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Re: New Bird(s)
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 20:51 »
If a different breeder then I would quarantine.

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Re: New Bird(s)
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 03:53 »
even if using the same breeder check their current birds over thoroughly as even they can get illnesses.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: New Bird(s)
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 18:35 »
Hey. Adding only one means it recieve all stress of the pecking order. Adding two would share the loadndd may may make it slighty easier for the hens to join the peckin order

Craig
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