Adding Roo to flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kimisfishing, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 RIR hens, soneond down the street wants to give me 3 Roos.
    Americana, Barred Rock, and the prize of them all a Birchen Banty . anyway that is what it says in the catalog
    How would I add them to my hens and if I only kept one which one would I wnat?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, all three would be too many for your hens. Your girls would be overmated, bare backed and stressed. I'd go with one, if you want a rooster. Just cause someone wants to give them to you doesn't mean you have to take them [​IMG]

    Which one you want depends on why you want a roo. I won't keep a mean roo, so any that are human aggressive are out. Pretty is good, roosters are great yard candy. Do you possibly want to hatch chicks down the line? Then probably not the bantam, if you're wanting layers or eating birds. If you're just wanting a roo to keep company with the girls, pick the nice, pretty one.
     
  3. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all I wanted was one so I picked one and will give the other 2 to a friend......I am starting a trend at work LOL
     

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