A new Roo???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by loundrew, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. loundrew

    loundrew Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 30, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    We have a small flock, 7 hens and 1 roo, at home now. My wife has seen a stray roo at Starbucks the last couple days and I believe it is destined for our house soon. What is the best way to introduce the new guy to the flock?

    Any insight is appreciated.
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2010
    Anderson, Texas
    I recently introduced a roo to my flock. I got the roo from a friend . This roo was about a month younger than my hens which are 7 months old. I knew the roo was healthy so I just put him in the pin. So far so good. You should quarantine first from what I've read for a month. I've never done this so hopefully someone who has can answer . Most only have one roo for every 10 to 15 hens. I now see why. Good luck.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by