For security, click here to clear your browsing session to remove customer data and shopping cart contents, and to start a new shopping session. 

The web browser you are using is out of date and no longer supported by this site. For the best experience, please consider updating your browser to the latest version.
Buy Online Pick Up in Store Now available - Tractor Supply Co.
Navigate to Shopping Cart
Cart Item Count
Make My Store

Your nearest store doesn't match your preferred store. Do you want to change the nearest store as your preferred store?


Click "YES" to clear all the customer data, cart contents and start new shopping session.

Your current shopping session will get automatically reset in seconds.
If you are still active user then please click "NO"

Changing your store affects your localized pricing. This includes the price of items you already have in your shopping cart. Are you sure you want to change your store?

Your nearest store doesn't match your preferred store. Do you want to change the nearest store as your preferred store?

  • To view pricing.
  • To make purchases online.
  • To check availability of Pickup In Store items and Delivery Services.

click here
We do not share this information with anyone.For details,please view our Privacy Policy

Please enable your microphone.


We Are Listening...

Say something like...

"Show me 4health dog food..."

You will be taken automatically
to your search results.


Your speech was not recognized

Click the microphone in the search bar to try again, or start typing your search term.


We are searching now

Your search results
will display momentarily...

Try to let the birds squabble amongst themselves.

Integrating New Chickens Into Your Flock

If you own chickens, you will occasionally want to add some new birds to your flock.

New chickens should be quarantined away from your existing flock for at least 30 days to guard against parasites and disease. New birds can carry disease into a flock even if they exhibit no outward signs of illness.

The new chickens should have a pen and housing completely separate from the existing flock. During the quarantine period, always tend to your existing flock first and then finish up chores with the isolated birds so that potential disease won’t be spread by contaminated equipment, boots, and clothing.

Once you’ve determined the new birds are disease free, you can work to integrate the two flocks.

This can take some time and patience, as each flock will have its own order of dominance - sometimes called a pecking order. Introducing new birds will cause a big shift in the social order.

One successful technique is called “look, but don’t touch,” which uses a separate pen or a large crate placed within the existing run or coop. This technique allows birds to become familiar with one another without being able to physically harm one another. Even if they try to attack one another through the wire, they won’t be able to do any real damage.

After a couple of weeks, you can allow the birds to intermingle; just be sure there are places such as tall weeds or other out-of-sight areas where picked-on birds can run and hide, if needed.

During this time, be sure to set out extra food and water stations in different areas, because some dominant birds have a tendency to guard food and water from less aggressive birds. No matter what, expect some pecking and reordering to occur; however, unless there is an extreme case of bullying where blood is drawn, try to let the birds squabble amongst themselves until they can establish an order of their own.