Adding a rooster to new pullets

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cbascom, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. cbascom

    cbascom Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 4, 2012
    Phelan, Calif.
    The batch of chicks I am raising right now includes a cockerel I may keep, the rest are for meat. The next batch of chicks (in April) will be a new flock of pullets for laying. I want them to have a rooster. Can I give them the rooster from this batch? He will be 5-6 months old before they move to their coop. Or is it better to get a rooster to raise with them?
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Hens will take a rooster easily that wasn't raised with them. If they have had a rooster before him then the head hen will teach him some manners, other then that they will be fine.

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