Q and A: almond trees, cornstarch or Clear Jel, and adding to the chicken flock — 1 Comment

  1. I had 3 mature hens and added 6 young birds last fall. Man alive, I’ll NEVER do that again. Jackie’s idea was exactly what I read to do online, but it didn’t work with this bunch. I had 2 older birds who were brutal and I couldn’t take it any more. I got a small coop from a friend and those 2 went into “detention” for almost 3 months. One was rehabilitated and gets along nicely now. The other one was incorrigible and has moved across the street where she lives in the same small coop in solitary. Peace and harmony now reign. Hopefully you have better luck incorporating new birds in with your adults.