Introducing new hens to freerange hens

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Introducing new hens to freerange hens
« on: February 02, 2008, 10:38 »
Is it better to keep the new hens inside the ´night pen´ for a few days to get them used to where to roost at night?
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 12:38 »
I would Pamela, 5 days should teach them where home is  :D
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 13:39 »
I have "nearly" always introduced them by putting them in at night and they seem to know the next day where to go and roost. However :oops: when I introduced the Polish a couple of weeks ago it was still light and they flew on to the coop door. So now, every night we have to pick em up (cuddle them of course :D ) and put them in the coop. Alvin, the cock has got the hang of it now tho.
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2008, 15:37 »
Quote from: "Jellyhead"
I have "nearly" always introduced them by putting them in at night and they seem to know the next day where to go and roost. However :oops: when I introduced the Polish a couple of weeks ago it was still light and they flew on to the coop door. So now, every night we have to pick em up (cuddle them of course :D ) and put them in the coop. Alvin, the cock has got the hang of it now tho.


ooh can we see a picture of alvin, i think im gonna like him  :)

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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 18:22 »
Babe you will love him, he looks a bit like Elvis', in fact Lily wanted to call him Elvis but I told her there is only 1 Elvis and he rocks in Ipswich
 :lol:  :lol:  8)







He is lovely tho :wink:

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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008, 18:50 »
you have to stop with the pics of polands - we absolutely have no more room for any other animals but ....... they are sooooooo cute!



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