In recent months our older chickens have declined in numbers due to old age. We haven’t bought any new hens for over 3 years and we were down to our last remaining hen.
We decided that rather than leave her on her own we would purchase 6 youngsters to keep her company and also increase our egg production for guests’ breakfasts.
This short video shows them after their initial introduction. You can see, and hear, the older hen strutting around making sure that the new family members know who’s boss in the chicken coop.
The following day all was calm in the coop as they have sorted out the “pecking order”.