HI, I did some searches but couldn't find any commentary or advice on adding a new adult rooster to a flock with a brooding hen.
I know quarantine issues & I know introducing new chickens but what I don't know is if it puts greater risk on the brooding hen to add a healthy adult rooster while she is sitting on eggs. Is it better to wait until after she's hatched and the chicks are well grown? I'm hoping to get a few chicks here and that is my priority.
My chickens free range and our roo got foxed. That fox is no longer an issue. We like the benefits a roo brings to the flock.
Advice? Thanks much!