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How to integrate new chickens into an existing flock

How to integrate new chickens into an existing flock

After a few deaths in our chicken flock our family decided it was time to add more chickens to the family so our remaining single girl would not be alone. Whilst a social species, chickens are highly territorial so introducing new hens can be tricky: lots of aggression and territorial defence. I want to share this story with you of how I integrated them. Whilst this story is about chickens, it illustrates many of the basic behavioural principals that can be applied to any species.  Getting hens: First thing was where to get our hens from? We decided to adopt...

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