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Introducing new inmates to the (small) flock

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meltedmarsbars Wed 30-Sep-09 21:04:39

I have smeared garlic over the two new pols and all 4 of the current inhabitants of the henhouse and shut them all up together at dusk. I have no other option.

What will happen?

Will we wake up to a bloodbath?

madlentileater Wed 30-Sep-09 21:14:11

garlic, never heard of that

meltedmarsbars Thu 01-Oct-09 14:04:07

The garlic is an old wives tale meant to reduce their sense of smell (or make them all smell the same?)

Well, the new ones are still alive, cowering in the corner! I let the others out as usual and left the new ones inside to give them a rest from the others, let them get to the food and drink unmolested.

Come on, girls, settle in!

bramblebooks Thu 01-Oct-09 14:39:19

well, they won't be attacked by vampires, that's for sure.

Keep an eye on it. Glad they didn't kill each other - mind tried to! I currently have two tiny pullets (14 weeks) in spare accomodation and will combine the flock when they're large enough to take care of themselves.

Letting the big ones out and keeping the littlies in to eat and drink and settle looks a good plan. My big bullies wouldn't let the previous new two out to eat food on the last flock 'blend' that I did. They're best mates now.

meltedmarsbars Thu 01-Oct-09 14:41:43

Might go and put an extra water container in so the biggies can't guard the only one.

Back in a mo.....

bramblebooks Thu 01-Oct-09 15:37:08

extra food containers too

feed them treats across the divide, so they'll associate nice things with each other. Honest.

meltedmarsbars Fri 02-Oct-09 13:00:08

Bramble, There ain't no divide!!! They are all in together.

In the day I'm letting the originals out so the newies can get a break.

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