Better late than never....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lakeguy55, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. lakeguy55

    lakeguy55 In the Brooder

    Mar 9, 2009
    Fair Grove, Missouri
    I had the opportunity today to acquire a 4 week old Barred Rock Roo, in the hopes of adding him to my "flock" of six 4 week old pullets (two each of Barred Rocks, Buff Orps, and Sex Links. I have read several threads and links about introducing a new member to the flock. He was from a "trusted" source locally, and seems to have no problems. I currently have him in a separate small kennel unit, inside my coop, where he can see the girls, and they can see him.

    Any suggestions as to when it might be ok to put everyone together? Is there anything I should be looking out for here?

  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    I would turn him loose with them when you have some time to keep a check on them. When you do just watch them for a little while to see if they are gonna peck at each other. I would say they will probaly do just fine together.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Once you are certain that he is healthy, put them together.

    You'll most likely see a feather or two fly, but that's how it works in the pecking order of things.

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