Adding young birds to flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wyandotte96, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Wyandotte96

    Wyandotte96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats ur thoughts on adding a young pair to a older trio? Older trio rooster is nice and has never attacked me. If I pick him up and hold him long enough he will sometimes fall asleep in my arms. I dont think it will be a problem the young rooster is only 4 months old.
     
  2. oegbantamsftw

    oegbantamsftw Out Of The Brooder

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    Introducing new birds is never usually a peaceful situation especially with birds of the same sex a rooster sees a rooster and they will fight a hen sees a hen and they will fight heck every bird starts to fight to see who will be on top of the pecking order or rank all it take is one bird its even worse if they are separate breeds and it kind of turns into a blood feud or segregation after a while one group fearing another
     
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  3. Wyandotte96

    Wyandotte96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They r the same breed and i put the young pullet in with the hens before and they acted fine, the older rooster isnt aggressive and neither is the younger but like u said they r roosters and they will fight.
     

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