Even number of Roosters? Adding chickens to the flock?

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

  1. OlpA

    OlpA Chirping

    Apr 30, 2007
    Abilene Kansas
    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

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
    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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