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Adding a BLRW roo a good idea?

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I have a chance to add a BLRW roo to my flock of 15 girls....but I am not sure if it's a good idea pending age of the roo. My girls are 11 weeks old, so I am wondering what is the oldest I should go with a cockerel/roo? Am trying to figure out ages now and I am aware of the quarantine period. The girls are moving into their new, huge run this week, I figure with new turf a new bird might be accepted more easily but don't want to risk it. Ideas? And thank you!
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Probably add a cockerel as close to their age as you can if you wanna add a boy :)

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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That's what I am hoping for, but I'm wondering if it was, say 15-16 weeks old, how big of an issue could it be?
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Sooo, the roo being offered was 1 year old at the end of April. I'm thinking that's too old, right?
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