SO FAR - SO GOOD!!!!
The new chickens are getting picked on a bit by the other chickens but it is to be expected! Have you ever heard someone refer to a "pecking order"? Chickens really do have a pecking order and everytime another chicken(s) is added to the flock they need to re-establish this order! That is why it is best to add to your flock as infrequently as possible.
The new chickens spent most of their day yesterday hiding in the corners and learned fairly quickly to run and move quick if passing by another chicken.
There was no blood - there was no feather plucking - ALL GOOD THINGS!!!
I did notice a "out of ordinary" egg laying day. Usually they are all done laying by 4 or so. At 4 yesterday I only had 3 eggs for the day (I usually get 8-10 a day). They were finally done laying around 7 last night!
I usually keep a light on in the coop all night but decided to turn it off last night. I was hoping that would help all of the chickens calm down a bit and relax for the night. I went out this morning to check on them and one of the hens really seems to be fitting in nicely but I found the other one still hiding in the corner.
So we will see what today brings...hopefully a better day for them all!!
Friday, March 25, 2011
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