Adding a rooster to new pullets

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

  1. cbascom

    cbascom Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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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