introducing new chickens

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buggy

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« on: July 14, 2006, 17:00 »
I have 3 rhode islands and one scraggy looking black thing at present which live seperately.Im getting a new big coup and want 3 more red ones aswell.Does anyone know how to put them together without them killing each other preferably.Thanks lisa

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buggy

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 20:06 »
Sorry if i seem off hand i had to run off to work when i first posted this question.Hia everyone.Im as chicken crazy (as my husband calls it) as everyone else.they are my babies.If anyone could help me  i would be very gratefull as im a total novice. the scraggy black chicken is a hybred rhode island and a black one whos in molt (i think).Thanks lisa

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 20:54 »
Hi,

The best way I have found to introduce new chickens to the flock, is to put them together last thing at night in the chicken house, as it goes dark. They seem to intergrate ok then. If you do then have a bully, seperate her from the rest in a cage where they can see her for a day or two, and she then looses her place in the pecking order.
Hope this helps
John

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buggy

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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 09:53 »
Thanks that sounds like a good plan of action.I will still have a spare pen which will be next to the main coup for the other hens to laugh at the offending beast! :D



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