Chicks and a rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sparky2726, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Sparky2726

    Sparky2726 In the Brooder

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    Not sure if this should co here, or in the chick forum, but here goes.

    I have 15 chicks coming on March 9th. 10 RIR and 5 Dominiques. I talked to a friend today, and he offered to give me a RIR rooster. Here is my quandry. With the full flock being chicks, would the rooster be ok by itself, or should I wait for the chicks to get out of the brooder? Any other ideas on this?

    Lee
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Songster

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    I would wait until the chicks are out of the brooder to introduce a rooster, just to be safe. My roosters won't mess with chicks, but I think it's because they are with a broody hen.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I agree. My rooster is very protective of the chicks, but they are HIS chicks, hatched by a broody.
     
  4. Sparky2726

    Sparky2726 In the Brooder

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    Thats kinda what I was thinking. Right now, my brooder is planned on being in the chicken house. What I was thinking of doing was makeing a temporary partition so that they cant get to each other. I guess my biggest question is will be be ok alone for a while.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:The rooster? Yeah, he'll be fine. [​IMG]
     

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