Should I or Shouldn't I?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by 7chicks, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    I have 2 Rhodes, 3 Barred Rock, 1 Australorp, 1 Australorp/White Leghorn mix. Going to a fur & feather swap tomorrow morning. Debating on bringing home an addition for my lonely Australorp Lilah. She's a very sweet but so submissive girl who gets really pecked on by my 3 rocks & 1 of the rhodes. Her little head is bald as can be. Her buddy the mix, tends to socialize more with the other girls. Lilah in the meantime rarily goes into the fenced in run because she is immediately attacked by the 4. Usually find her in the coop lonesome. Would it help to bring her home another buddy? She bonded well with the mix and with my rhode Chloe. I would pick one at least a couple months old and of course keep it separate for a bit. Keep it with Lilah first in the tractor coop then add Alyviah (my mix) who's very calm, then Chloe, then the rest of the gang. Free range them supervised in the back yard when I'm home. I was thinking of an Ameraucana. Good idea or asking for more trouble?
     
  2. ThreeJ

    ThreeJ New Member

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    The more the merrier......besides whats one more.
     

  3. BuckeyeChickens

    BuckeyeChickens New Member

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    Well what did you do 7chicks??? The suspense is KILLING us!!!

    I think you need some Buckeyes up there in Michigan....not the worthless nut kind, I mean the Buckeye chickens!!!
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Yolo.......
     
  5. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    I brought my Ameraucana home. $10 for a bundle of soft fluff. :D Picture is from a couple days after I brought her home. She's been a perfect fit for a buddy for my lonesome Australorp Lilah.
     

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  6. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    Glad it's working out and they accepted it without issue. I have found my flock to continually be accepting to new additions.
     
  7. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    I'm so glad too. My first girls, the barred & rhodes, were absolute nightmares to Lilah for a year and Alyviah for only a few months. Felt bad bringing my Australorp home to be constantly pecked at by the original group. She was miserable. Now today I see her running around with the whole crew and making her way now. Think getting this last little chicken helped build her confidence. Whatever it is, its just nice to see her content and doing well ... even though she is over 1/2 naked with molting. ;) Love my girls. Each and every one of them so it really stinks to see one getting hurt. Its like bullies in the school yard. I know they're animals and all but gosh they sure grew to be extremely dear to me.
     
  8. annlouise

    annlouise New Member

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    Aww what a beauty she is x
     
  9. jarredh

    jarredh New Member

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    Will you explain a bit more on how you did your feed? This is a cool idea.