can i have a cockerel and then add chicks ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by azzamc, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. azzamc

    azzamc Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2012
    hi i want a cockerel for my hens (my hens are only chicks at the moment 1 week old) shall i get a cokerel now or wait till there old enough to go out ?
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would wait so your cockerel won't be lonely. You can pen them next to each other until they grow up. Some cockerels can be trusted with babies and some not.
  3. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West
    I think one of the key things you not considering is yyou may already have one in the flock of chooks you have and may not know it yet

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