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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

    Apr 7, 2011
    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

    Apr 10, 2011
    a place
    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

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    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

    Oct 7, 2010
    Conroe, Texas
    He could hurt them while attempting to mate them as they are too young and small at 7 weeks old.

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