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6mo rooster with 3mo hens???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 14chickmama, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. 14chickmama

    14chickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!! I have 13 hens and 2 Roos that are 6 mos old. I'm wanting to get rid of my Delaware roo and my uncle wants him but he has 19 barred rock hens that are 3 mos old. My question is there going to be a problem with this, I'm wondering?? Will my rooster kill the hens? He's also pretty big too!! He's bigger than my rir roo. If anyone has any knowledge on this please share!! Thank you!! And another? What do u think my flock will do when I get rid of him? Will my rir roo settle down? They all get along good but I just think 2 Roos are too much for my girls!! Thanks!!
     
  2. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Keep an eye on him as he might try mating with the hens before they are ready and this causes allot of stress for all involved including you as you watch him try to mount the not yet ready hens with feathers flying.....
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    I have a 6 month old roo in with my little month old and they get along GREAT! They are bantams though so he isnt too terribly big but shes abotu half his size. It really depends on his attitude. My little Roo is soooo sweet! To me and her. He never tries to mount her (maybe because shes to young) and he hardly EVER crows.....

    If you Roo is a little "Manly" (If you know what I mean) he may hurt the hens but if he is sweet and layed back there should be no problem at all. [​IMG]

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     

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