Does It Sound Like I Have Successfully Added A 3rd Roo To My Flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ArcticMermaid, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. ArcticMermaid

    ArcticMermaid Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 7, 2015
    North Carolina
    My hens and roosters that were raised together are 6 months old so not quite laying. I purchased an 8 month old rooster and after quarantine, I put him in the run separated by fencing. At one week i tried to put him in at dusk and the dominant rooster wasn't having it. I separated him again for another 7 days. This time i put him in the coop after dark when they were all roosting. Its been 14 days and there hasn't even been a scuffle. The dominant Roo is a plymouth barred rock, the second in command is the buff orpington raised with the barred rock, and the older bigger new roo a Blue Ameraucana is low man on the totem pole. I only had 10 hens,but purchased 6 white leghorns a few days ago getting ready for the meet and greet in a few days. Then in a couple weeks integrate them into the flock.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    All sounds ok. A few months back i put a new roo with the flock with an existing roo about a month older. After literally 5 seconds of disagreement the new one conceded that he was second in command and there was no trouble thereafter. I had 2 roos from a hatch, and at 3.5 months of peace and quiet they had a ding-dong that proved fatal for one of them - guess it just shows that if both roos are hell-bent on being in charge, it can be very ugly.


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