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First Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thechxwhisperer, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Songster

    Sep 2, 2014
    I just introduced the first Rooster to our flock of hens. He is around 20 weeks old. He watches over our 2 younger hens, about 15- 20 weeks old. But, he is petrified of our 5 older hens. Will he become a more of a leader as he gets older?
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Yes he will win them over eventually. Give him time. He is not quite confident in his roosterly abilities yet.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging 9 Years

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    Yes, think of him as a teenager in a family of mature women. Eventually he will mature and take on a more mature role.
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging 6 Years

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    This is a good thing; He'll mature into a more polite rooster because the older hens will humble him a little. Mary

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