Adding an older rooster with younger hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by silvertitan, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. silvertitan

    silvertitan New Egg

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    We currently have what I am assuming are 6 hens (we just started getting eggs this week and found 4 today...so at least 4 hens?) We have an Americauna, 2 Black Sex Links, 2 Golden Sex Links and a Silver Laced Wyandotte.
    A woman has a 2 year old Silkie rooster that she is getting rid of because they have too many birds now. Will it be ok to mix an older rooster with younger hens? I am also a little concerned because all of our chicks are extremely social, come running when they see us and follow us all over. I don't want to get a rooster that will be rough with us if we are dealing with the hens or worry about him being rough with them.
    Any ideas, is this a bad idea to add him to the mix or should we be ok?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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