Houdan hen

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Houdan hen

Post by Meghen » 12 Aug 2018, 17:58

This is Presley, a Houdan hen that was given to me recently. She's still a bit of an outcast but is not being bullied as much as she was at first. I think she's only about 3 months old as she is very light and small, and is not laying - but I have no way of knowing for sure.

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Re: Houdan hen

Post by Meghen » 12 Aug 2018, 18:03

I was wondering if I should force her to sleep with the other hens now, in the Eglu, and if it would help her to integrate. I kept her isolated for a couple of days in this small henhouse, but now she mixes with the others during the day. But she still returns here at night to sleep on her own.

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Re: Houdan hen

Post by kated » 12 Aug 2018, 18:59

If she's happy on her own at night and not being bullied but integrating during the day I would let her choose her own time of moving into the "big" chickens' house - if she ever wants to.

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Re: Houdan hen

Post by Meghen » 12 Aug 2018, 21:04

Thanks for your input, Kate! I would rather she slept with the others, as it would make less work for me, but I will give her some more time.

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