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Follow our adventures as we raise a tiny flock of chickens in suburban Bexley, Ohio.
Our chicken bloggers include Tami Taylor, a Welsummer, and Tyra, a Jersey Giant.
RIP, Betty, Joan, Sally & Peggy.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Joan meets Sally

Here Joan, who is not happy about the arrival of Sally into the yard, tries to peck at her through the wire. We're hopeful that a few days of exposure to each other will smooth the feathers.


  1. Pretty Golden Girl! Just remember that "pecking order" will need to be established. There will be squawking.

  2. Indeed the squawking has begun. We're keeping Sally in an isolation pen from the other hens, as you can see. Today, one of our older hens got into the isolation pen and attacked. Nothing too violent, but Sally (the new pullet) was cowering in a little protected spot. We separated them again. How long do you think we should keep them separated before we let them interact? How long before they can sleep in the same coop? Should we be worried about hen-on-hen violence? Thanks, SP!