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Adding young pullets to rooster coop ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Strader, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Strader

    Strader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question. I have an 23 week old polish rooster and I want to add (10) 7 week old delaware pullets to his chicken coop. There are no other hens, pullets, or roosters in his coop. Will this work out easily? or do i need to put seperate pen in his coop for pullets to live in for a week or two? Thank you very much.
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on what you want to do. You can probably put them in there with him but be prepared to intervene if neccesary. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Since the rooster is sexually mature and the pullets are not, there may be problems. If possible I would suggest waiting until the pullets are more mature.
     
  4. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    He could hurt them while attempting to mate them as they are too young and small at 7 weeks old.
     

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