any important tips to adding new chickens to your current flock?

Asked May 23, 2015, 2:48 PM EDT

any important tips to adding new chickens to your current flock?

Meade County South Dakota poultry

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Adding new chickens into a new flock can be tricky. If you purchased or received adult chicks from someone, disease is always a concern. Make sure any adult chickens have sat through a quarantine period of at least 2 weeks. You can then keep them in a cage inside the chicken pen. This prevents them from fighting but gives them the opportunity to interact with each other. After they have gotten use to each other you can let them out.