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Urban Coop


Introducing new hens. 

Newcomers to the hen house are not welcomed as politely as a poultry keeper might wish.  Claire Bickle, of Brisbane, outlines the pitfalls and remedies.

Why would you possibly need another new chicken?  I can hear a lot of avid, maybe a tad fanatical, poultry owners cry: “You never need a reason to acquire a new chook!” 

Existing poultry — duck, goose, turkey or chook — will be alarmed and possibly horrified at the arrival of unfamiliar feathered companions.  So how can you do it without creating a fuss in the coop?