Adult rooster and young roosters

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by everythingjane, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. everythingjane

    everythingjane Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 8, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    This might be a silly question, but I've only had one rooster at a time before.. I now have some 10 week old "chicks" which include 3 roosters. Is it safe to put the adult roo with the little guys or will they get hurt?
    Right now I only have two seperate areas and I want to put a different adult rooster with the hens.. so until I find a home for this guy I have to figure out another way of housing him...
     
  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    oh my gosh, i wish i could help. But i wouldnt try it. If the roo is protective he will probably attack them!
     
  3. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't wait till someone has some advice. I've got the same thing going, but my chicks are only 4 wks old, however, the chicks out number the adult roos 12 to 2, nevertheless...
     
  4. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I put them in their own pen that has a fence between them for 3-4 weeks. This gives the adult roos time to get use to another male around and gives a chance to give the babies some time to understand that they are not the kings of the coops. So, far so good. They do tend to fight for a couple of days to establish the pecking order when I add them but over all i have never had one seriously hurt, just a little humbled.
     
  5. everythingjane

    everythingjane Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks.... I'll come up with another idea... but I might not need to because I found a source for the particular eggs I was going to breed.
    My adult rooster is kind of silly... He's been trying to sit in the nest box with the hens when they are laying.. I made him leave and then put in some smaller, higher nest boxes... Hopefully that will work [​IMG]
    He's cute though.. I watched him today as he found a worm and made a big show of calling the hens over so that one of them would eat it.
     

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