Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Mon, Jan 7, 2013 - 7:53pm

Barred Rock pullets at Frizelle Enos Feeds this week

I've been down at Frizelle's over the past few weeks looking to buy some pullets (my currently small flock is getting low).

Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Jan 1, 2013 - 6:19pm

Looking for tips when integrating pullets into an existing small flock

I'm planning on buying 4 pullets tomorrow to integrate into my existing flock of 3 mature hens. They will all share the same coop & run -- though I will pasture them during most of the day.

I've been told not to expect the existing flock to mix with the new birds, and to watch out that they don't attack/kill them.

I've been advised to make sure that there is constant availabilty of food/feed. If there isn't (i.e., food is only available at feeding time), I've heard the pecking order fights get triggered much more easily.