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Advice needed please. I have 4 birds 3pullets and 1 cockerel they are around 4.5 months old. I was under the impression the cockerel was a pullet until he started crowing a few days ago.
My questions are when do I have to separate the cockerel from the pullets and I will be getting a few more pullets soon. Will I have to keep the new pullets separate from the my current pullets or are they still young enough to just be put together.
Thank you in advance.
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Hi,

 

If you intend keeping the cockerel, and you are getting more pullets, theres not too much of a reason that i can see of keeping him separate.

 

Following  a period of quarantine, the new pullets can be introduced to the existing pullets and cockerel. Heres a few links to read through in the hope that you can develop a strategy that suits you.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1015820/reintegration-by-supervised-visits#post_15742910

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098683/introducing-new-chickens-to-old-flock#post_16895615

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Originally Posted by CTKen View Post
 

Hi,

 

If you intend keeping the cockerel, and you are getting more pullets, theres not too much of a reason that i can see of keeping him separate.

 

Following  a period of quarantine, the new pullets can be introduced to the existing pullets and cockerel. Heres a few links to read through in the hope that you can develop a strategy that suits you.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1015820/reintegration-by-supervised-visits#post_15742910

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1098683/introducing-new-chickens-to-old-flock#post_16895615

 

All the best

CT

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