They say that events like marriage and moving house are among the most stressful you can go through but I wonder if introducing new chickens to the flock should be added to that list?
As mentioned earlier this month, we got a couple of new chickens to add to the flock. Unfortunately the existing pair have been less than welcoming; one in particular has been so badly henpecked that the top of her head is quite bald.
We are trying to get them to spend more time together to get used to each other but daren’t leave them all cooped up together at night yet. Needless to say, we’re longing for an end to fowl behaviour!