So, we currently have 2 red sex link hens and 1 leghorn hen. We have an opportunity to get a Dominique rooster and I was wondering if it matters that we are mixing breeds. Our goal is just to raise up more chickens for eggs so does it really matter? Our hens are about 1 year old. The rooster is 1.5 years old and has a proven fertility record. Assuming that he breeds w/ the red sex link hens we would know the sex of any chicks. I assume that will not be the case for the leghorn. And...if you get some roos in the bunch what do most people do with them? Sell them...give them away...eat them??? We don't want a bunch of roos!!!
We've never added another chicken to our flock and I know he must be quarantined which we are going to do. I am a bit confused because a bunch of people were saying how they just put the roo in with the hens the first night and they didn't quarantine him. But everything else I'm reading suggests it. I would hate for something to happen to my hens due to our mistake.
Thanks for any input!