Adding a Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lmnewman, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. lmnewman

    lmnewman New Egg

    Mar 5, 2014
    I often frequent the BYC page on a regular.... daily basis to be more precise, however this is my first thread.

    I am starting this thread to pick the brains of BYCER'S that have knowledge on adding a Roo to a flock of hens.

    My current situation is this,

    This is my first year raising chickens and i love it, probably not nearly as much as my four your old daughter. We love the daily repeats of "The egg song" about as much as we enjoy our half a dozen eggs we receive daily.
    I have taken the ideas and designs of 5 different coops from this site and built my own version, no pictures yet but they will be up soon. I purchased 6 pullets from the local tractor supply to get me started, we want more next year!! Just from looking at my hens I think I have at least four Rhode Island reds, and the other two are red sex links i think, I'm not an expert but that's what they look like to me and they are just about six months old. I was offered a free tame and friendly Plymouth Rock Rooster about 10 weeks old, no history of pecking yet, and their young children handle him regularly.

    What do i need to know? Any and all information is appreciated

    Thank you all
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 5, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] That is a good article I had to read it twice to convince myself it could be done haha

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