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Introducing - Teazel - 08-04-2019

I have a new pair of Pekins, Ernie and Erica.   They are being kept separate for a while although they can see the others through the wire.   I let them out with the others for a while every day but they get put back into their area for the night.    My warrens are being really horrid to them and poor Eric ends up underneath and if I didnt rescue him, he would take a real beating.   Eric seems to have sorted out the rest of the girls, its just the Warrens.   I dare not leave him out when I am not there at the moment.   If I remove the Warrens for a few days,  and then return them after Ernie  and Erica have spent more time with the main flock, do you think that will put the two Warrens down the pecking order??    I have to get them all in together before Easter as I have three lots or rabbits coming to stay and need their enclosure.....


RE: Introducing - Cockadoodledoo - 09-04-2019

(08-04-2019, 08:45 PM)Teazel Wrote: I have a new pair of Pekins, Ernie and Erica.   They are being kept separate for a while although they can see the others through the wire.   I let them out with the others for a while every day but they get put back into their area for the night.    My warrens are being really horrid to them and poor Eric ends up underneath and if I didnt rescue him, he would take a real beating.   Eric seems to have sorted out the rest of the girls, its just the Warrens.   I dare not leave him out when I am not there at the moment.   If I remove the Warrens for a few days,  and then return them after Ernie  and Erica have spent more time with the main flock, do you think that will put the two Warrens down the pecking order??    I have to get them all in together before Easter as I have three lots or rabbits coming to stay and need their enclosure.....

...............and people think poultry keeping is easy laugh


RE: Introducing - april - 09-04-2019

I would remove the bullies (as you suggested) to allow the Pekins to become more established within the rest of the flock and then reintroduce the Warrens one at a time over a period of a few days.


RE: Introducing - Teazel - 11-04-2019

(09-04-2019, 12:00 PM)april Wrote: I would remove the bullies (as you suggested) to allow the Pekins to become more established within the rest of the flock and then reintroduce the Warrens one at a time over a period of a few days.

Ok, thanks, they are still in the stable  (the sin bin!)