Backyard Poultry Forum • View topic - Introducing 1 new girl

Backyard Poultry Forum

Chickens, waterfowl & all poultry - home of exhibition & backyard poultry in Australia & New Zealand
Login with a social network:
It is currently Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:20 pm

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Introducing 1 new girl
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:37 am 
Offline
Hatchling
Hatchling

Joined: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:22 am
Posts: 1
Hi all,
I’m new here but have a bit of a quandary.
I have a mixed flock of 6 girls who are about 18 months old. In January I bought 2 new chicks and have been raising them with the intention to add them to the flock at about 20 weeks (which would be in about 4 weeks). Last week, sadly, one of the chicks died so now I only have one to add. She is currently in a pen near the rest of the flock and looks very lonely. My question is, should I get another chook of similar age to her, have them together for a month or so then add them to the rest of the flock together or just put her in tonight and hope for the best? I’m worried that by adding her on her own the bullying could be really bad!
Another option I have is that one of my girls isn’t laying as she is moulting so I could put her in there with the young one for a week or so then reintroduce them both?
Thanks in advance!
Ali


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:22 pm 
Offline
Golden Swan
Golden Swan
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:02 pm
Posts: 26030
Location: Albany, Western Australia
It is a hard question and there isn't one right answer. If it was me Id keep her separate but near the others till she is 20 weeks. She will be too vulnerable to go in on her own now. As long as she can see the others she wont be too lonely and I think the introduction will be smoother if she is more mature.

_________________
NellyG ............Image............


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 10 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
©2004-2014 Backyardpoultry.com. Content rights reserved
freestone