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Introducing new chickens to your established flock can be stressful

Introducing new chickens to your established flock can be stressful

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Introducing new chickens to your existing flock can be stressful on both you and the birds. We've made it easy with this step by step guide for a strategy ...

Introducing new chickens to your established flock can be stressful for everyone, even you! Learn how to introduce chickens step by step to cut down on ...

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Introducing new chickens to your existing flock can be stressful on both you and the birds

How do I introduce new chickens to my established flock?

Introducing new chickens to an existing flock can be tricky. Often mixing new birds results in fights, squabbles, and occasionally the drawing of blood.

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As your flock grows and changes, there will be times when you want to integrate a new chicken into your existing flock. You will find a gorgeous hen at the ...

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Introducing new chickens to your existing flock can be stressful on both you and the birds

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Introducing new chickens to your existing flock can be stressful on both you and the birds. We've made it easy with this step by step guide for a strategy ...

If you've ever raised chicks then later added them to an existing flock of mature chickens, then you know that it is often an unpleasant experience. The ...

Care needs to be taken when introducing new pullets (or grown hens) to your flock. Chickens take their pecking order very seriously and any new addition is ...

Once the hens have met and free-ranged together without a skirmish, you can move the new hen into the coop. Do this at night. When they are sleeping, ...

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Hens form strong social groups and establish a pecking order within a few days of being introduced to each other. In the absence of a cockerel this will ...

Below are some tips to make it as painless as possible to introduce new chickens to your existing flock. With these tips, you may still see some aggression, ...

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Have some of your flock's favorites on hand and pass out the treats often, helping them interact and get used to each other. Adding a single new ...

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