Does a rooster help when adding new girls?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by wings, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 Rhode Island Reds and one unknown rooster. I plan on getting 6 more Barred Rock hens in May, and I was wondering if a rooster helps with introducing the new hens and establishing a new pecking order. Anyone have any ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Last year, when I added some new pullets (from my own hatched eggs) to the flock, the boys stayed out of the way and let the girls figure it out for themselves.

    Everyone's flocks are different so I'm looking forward to reading other members' experiences. [​IMG]


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  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Most of the time a rooster will let them figure it out on their own, but if things get too rough he may step in to break it up.
     

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