Even number of Roosters? Adding chickens to the flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by OlpA, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. OlpA

    OlpA New Egg

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    I read some where it is best to have an odd number of roosters. Is this true? I have 20 RIR hens and 2 RIR roosters. My flock is 5 months old so far every one gets along fine.

    I know some one who has a RIR rooster and 2 RIR hens (5months old) and they are looking for a home for them. What would my flock do if I added them to it? Should I just add the hens, can I add the rooster too, or add none of them to my flock?
     
  2. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    First chickens dont know how to count, so I dont htink even/odd would matter [​IMG]

    How old are the other Chickens? If they are close to same age/size as yours, quarintine, then gradually introduce them and they will establish a spot in the pecking order. Dont just throw them together, introduce them through a fence for at least a couple of days.

    use the search for threads for more details about introducing/joining flocks
     

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