Chicks and one 5 year old hen. . .

Discussion in 'Behavior & Flock Management' started by Dorothy G, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. Dorothy G

    Dorothy G New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm sure similar questions have been posted but I need to be prepared for the worst.

    I have 9 chicks that are 3-4 weeks old. They are all doing well in their pen. I have one 5 year old hen who has been alone for about 5 months since my other hens died over a period of several years.

    What can I expect if I introduce the chicks to the hen house of the older hen? I plan to wait as long as possible before I make the introduction . . . please, any suggestions or comments.

    Dorothy
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    No telling, it's all up to her. I tried bringing in a couple of pullets to keep my lone hen company. That went over not well. After the suggestion by a friend we swapped, he took the pullets and gave me 10 quail. She was happy as a pig in slop, she thought she had chicks and treated them that way.