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Introducing young hens to a lone roo

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Hi so we recently were given a barred rock rooster. Since we already had a bantam rooster in with our hens. we went out and got some chicks. Now that their 8 weeks old and no longer need their heat lamp we want to put them out with the lone rooster, Just wondering if there is a special way of introducing them or just putting them in and watch for any fights. Thanks =)

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How old is the rooster? I personally wouldn't put such young chicks with an older rooster until they are older and have started to lay. The rooster could harm them.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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