getting a rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tcal, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do I need to "introduce" a rooster to my 7 girls or can I just toss him right in there?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    If he is new and has had a proper quarantine period I would put him in and just keep an eye on things for a bit.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    How old are your girls?
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    if they are all breeding age,, or all NOT breeding age,, just toss him in and watch,,but know,, there WILL be some fighting, some feather pulling,, some jumping,, and ALOT of screaming,, but they NEED to do this,,,, only step in if it gets REALLY bad, or the first hint of blood.
     
  5. tcal

    tcal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are all breeding age. Thanks for the advice!
     

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