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4mo+ roo with 3mo pullets?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BlazeJester, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Songster

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    I'm looking into getting a roo for my 6 pullets, which are 12 weeks today. Most of the roos I'm finding on Craigslist, etc are 4 months or older. Should I wait until the girls are bigger to get a boy, or will a 4 month old cockerel be ok with my 3 month old girls?

  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    I think I would wait another month. Or if you are going to put the roo in quarantine for a month away from the rest of the flock, then get one now. Once his quarantine is over the girls should be old enough to fend for themselves.

    Good luck.

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